Smokin’ The Pot Is Good For You
You may not be into smoking marijuana.
You may be known to light up a joint or two with friends on the weekend.
Hell, you may do it every day, as much as you possibly can.
We’re not ones to judge.
No matter what your relationship with pot is, we think you’ll find the results of a recent study done by researchers at University of California San Diego pretty interesting.
It turns out that marijuana may actually be good for us binge-drinking party animals, AKA: college students. The study showed that smoking the pot helped protect our brains from all that harmful boozing (ice luge, anyone?) we do on a weekly basis.
The study was done on a test group of teens aged 16-19 who fell into three categories: binge drinkers (“We’ll turn studying into a drinking game!”), those who drank and smoked (“I always chase my beer with a bong hit!”), and those who rarely did either (wait..those people exist?). The results of the brain scans of these three groups came as a shock (and maybe a little bit of excitement) to us: when testing seven areas of the brain the teens who sucked on the reefer were in better shape than those who chose binge drinking alone.
So marijuana doesn’t kill brain cells? In fact, it makes our brains stronger?
Looks like I’ve been doing things totally wrong all these years. I need to start working some bong hits into my evening festivities; it might do me (and my GPA) some good.