A new study found that smoking weed ages your brain by an average of nearly three years
The study found that pot increases your brain age by 2.8 years. This makes weed worse for your mind than bipolar disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
The study also shown that alcohol aged your brain by 0.6 years. Brain aging is defined as reduced blood flow through the organ.
Lead study author Dr. Daniel Amen, founder of Amen Clinics, said: “The cannabis abuse finding was especially important, as our culture is starting to see marijuana as an innocuous substance. This study should give us pause about it.” Reduced brain blood flow has previously been linked to strokes and dementia.
The researchers analyzed 62,454 brains scans from 31,227 people.