A new study has suggested that alcohol is more damaging than marijuana when it comes to a person’s brain health.
According to researchers, who conducted a review of existing imaging data looking at the effects of alcohol and marijuana on the brain, it is alcohol that causes more damage to the brain than marijuana.
The scientists at the University of Colorado Boulder found that alcohol consumption was connected to long-term changes in the structure of white and gray matter in the brain. Marijuana on the other hand seemed to have no significant long-term effects on brain structure.
Rachel Thayer, who led the study at the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado Boulder, as well as her colleagues, had their results published in the journal Addiction.