In a twist on conventional wisdom, there appears to be some benefit from a marijuana-like drug, which can in fact spur new brain growth.Ã‚Â That sounds much better than the normally believed killing of brain cells now, doesn’t it?
In the stoner stereotype, pot smokers and dying brain cells go hand in hand. However, new research suggests the situation may be more uplifting than that. A drug that functions as concentrated marijuana does may spur neurogenesis, the process by which the brain gives birth to new nerve cells.
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