PET scans prove weed degrades brain chemistry

A new study released today by the National Institute of Mental Health has shown clear, inarguable proof that habitual marijuana use alters brain chemistry for the worse.  The findings were released at the Society of Nuclear Medicines 58th Annual Meeting  today.  For this study, 30 marijuana users were studied in a closed environment four weeks during which they received positron emission tomography (PET) scans.

The PET scans revealed that the pot smokers had a 20% decrease in the brain receptors known as cannabinoids.  These receptors control body functions such as pleasure, concentration, time perception, coordination, digestive functions, respiratory abilities, pain perceptions, and cardiovascular functions.  However, once the smokers quit their habit, the brain receptors were restored to normal.

A decrease in such brain receptors greatly diminishes the ability of the body to function normally.  This is additional proof that marijuana should not be legalized for medical or any other purposes.

With proof such as this, it’s no wonder God spoke out against sorcery and witchcraft (practices that are based on drug abuse) in the Bible.  Jehovah is the God who loves his creation so much that he warns us against practices like smoking pot because he wants us to be the best he knows we can be when we accept Christ.  Weakening one’s brain functions with pot use not only downgrades one’s physical functions, but it allows Satan and his angels to build up spiritual strongholds in a person’s life.  Nevertheless, God has shown over and over that his power of salvation through the blood of Jesus Christ can overcome anything Satan uses to bind people, including drug addictions.

And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers… saith the LORD of hosts. [Malachi 3:5]

Source: Susan Martonik, Molecular imaging shows chronic marijuana smoking affects brain chemistry, Eurekalert.org, June 6, 2011.

–posted by Harry A. Gaylord–

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