'Skunk' Pot May Hinder Brain's Ability To Send And Receive Messages
Researchers in Italy and the U.K. have found high-potency marijuana can affect the corpus callosum, the nerves that connect the halves of the brain.By Cliff Judy | November 28, 2015
Smoking especially strong pot — or skunk — may damage nerve fibers responsible for sending and receiving messages in the brain.
A study published Friday from researchers in Italy and the U.K. found a bigger affect on the corpus callosum in people who smoked high-potency cannabis than people who smoked marijuana with lower levels of THC or those who didn't smoke at all.
The corpus callosum is that thick band of nerves in the center that connects the left half of the brain with the right.