Weed Protects Brain From Booze?!

Apr 17, 2009
San Diego, CA
I don't smoke weed but i'm sure at least one person does and will find this interesting...

Of course, this research was done at a college!

According to a new study at University of California San Diego, marijuana may stave off damage caused by binge drinking.


Brain scans were performed on three different groups all ranging in ages between 16 and 19: binge drinkers, binge drinkers who also smoke pot, and those with little drug or drinking experience.

The binge drinkers showed damage in their white matter, yet those who drink and smoke showed damage only in three of eight areas of the brain, only little more than the control group.

In extremely unexpected results, their brains were in substantially better shape in seven areas of the brain over the binge drinkers.

Researchers will continue on whether marijuana somehow stops alcohol from damaging brain cells.


Premium Supporter
Apr 28, 2009
Meh... In a year the results will get overturned.

As an aside, drink 6 beers and then take 3 shots of vodka. You WILL puke.