Aired on: 2012.08.14
Welcome to Lex's World! Does Cannabis do damage to the brain? Today we talk about permanent brain damage. Permanent brain damage is what some novice smokers and first time Marijuana smokers are afraid of; mostly because for 30 years it was drilled into kids brains in D.A.R.E education and various advertisements that it could happen. This false information is no longer marketed to anyone, because it was found to be inaccurate years ago. But today I give you the background on Dr. Robert Heath and his Monkey research; the main source behind the brain damage claims. THIS ALL SAID, LET ME BE PERFECTLY CLEAR THAT WHEN I'M TALKING IN THIS EPISODE I AM REFERRING TO DEVELOPED, ADULT BRAINS, NOT THE BRAINS OF 14 year olds. As with almost any substance, the impact of Cannabis on the brain changes completely for a brain that is still in a major development phase.