Marijuana’s Effects on the Brain

Source: “How Cannabis Affects Our Cognition and Psychology,” Neuroscience News, 13 May 2022. “… the main users are adolescents and young adults, whose brains are still in development. They may therefore be particularly vulnerable to the effects of cannabis use on the brain in the longer term.” “We showed that participants with the condition had significantly worse…

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Marijuana Produces Persistent Cognitive Loss

Source: “Cannabis Use Produces Persistent Cognitive Impairments,” Neuroscience News, 20 January 2022. “A systematic review published today in the scientific journal Addiction has found that cannabis use leads to acute cognitive impairments that may continue beyond the period of intoxication.” “The study found that cannabis intoxication leads to small to moderate cognitive impairments in areas including:…

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Thank you for sharing “Searching for My Friend”

Question: Just a note of thanks for sharing this post and the notes to your friend. I pray that he is still on the right path. There was much wisdom in your notes. I have a son who is headed down the same path that your friend was on. Your approach has given me hope,…

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How does God forgive besetting sins?

Question: Hello, I have a question on how God forgives besetting sin. I have given my life to Christ about a year ago, and it has been the best thing I could have ever done with my life. However, I’m finding myself with a pattern of committing sin. I have gone through some periods of…

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I want someone to love. Why can’t I remarry?

Question: I was married for ten years. In the last four years of marriage, my husband was a deacon at the church we attended. Throughout our entire marriage he had a lying and stealing issue, and unbeknownst to me an opioids addiction as well. Long story short the opioids took over his life. He started…

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I Quit!

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/I-Quit.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Mark 10:35-45   I.         We’ve all seen people frustrated with a task. “I quit!” they yell as they storm off.             A.        Funny thing … Do you remember who it was? Neither does anyone else.             B.        However, there are times I ought to quit.                         1.         I can allow myself to get into a rut.…

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Can marijuana be used for legitimate medical purposes?

Question: Is using marijuana or components of marijuana for legitimate medical diagnoses biblical? Answer: While it is popular for promoters of marijuana to talk about “medical marijuana,” there currently does not exist any known medical uses for marijuana that there isn’t a superior drug already on the market that doesn’t have marijuana’s dangerous effects. CBD…

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Why did God allow my husband to destroy my life?

Question: Hello. I came across information about separation due to drug use on your site. I am in a situation to which I am seeking Godly counsel. Currently, I am a born again believer for almost three years now. God took my husband out of my life back in 2016, just long enough for me…

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Attempts to Compensate for Damage Hides Marijuana Effects in the Short Term

Source: Alice G. Walton, “The Brain May Compensate For Heavy Pot Smoking — Until It Can’t Anymore,” Forbes, 11 Nov 2014. “The research, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that an area in the front of the brain called the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) is smaller in people who smoke three joints a day…

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Accumulative Marijuana use impacts short-term memory

Source: Christopher Ingraham, “What happens when you get stoned every single day for five years,” Washington Post, 1 Feb 2016. “If you smoke a lot of weed — like a lot of it — it can potentially do permanent damage to your short-term memory.” “The study found that people who smoked marijuana on a daily basis for…

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