Not-at-all sensationalist tabloid and popular scaremonger ‘The Sun’ reported that smoking skunk can “wreck your brain” last Friday
However, actual scientists at the reputable health service ‘The NHS’ have since called The Sun’s headline “too strong.”
So should you be sparking up, or what?
The report gave 99 adults MRI scans to monitor their brain activity, finding a more significant structural change in the corpus callosum (the fibres that connect the left and right sides of the brain) in those who smoked high potency cannabis and those who smoked daily, compared with those who preferred a lower strength high and got baked less often.
That sounds bad. Is it bad?
Well, maybe. Possibly yes, but quite possibly no… The NHS says, “This study doesn't tell us whether these structural changes do any harm or cause any negative mental health effects.”
No negative mental health effects? Dope!
Basically, not much is established about the short – or long term – effects of sweet, sweet Mary Jane on your membrane yet. However, there have been links drawn between THC and psychosis, so zoot up at your own peril.
That said, we can safely say that you (probably) shouldn’t be getting blazed in the workplace…
...Unless you can get away with it...
...That it's inadvisable to pass the dutchie to the left hand side through a moving vehicle…
...And that you still can’t get high via second hand smoke blown through Skype. Sadly.
We can also confirm that there are absolutely no scientific drawbacks to watching Broad City Mondays at 11.30pm on Comedy Central UK and that it is arguably good for your health and general wellbeing.