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A volunteer holds a dried cannabis bud at the La Brea Collective medical marijua

Study: Casual pot use causes brain abnormalities in the young

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(Reuters) - Young, casual marijuana smokers experience potentially harmful changes to their brains, with the drug altering regions of the mind related to motivation and emotion, researchers found.

The study to be published on Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience differs from many other pot-related research projects that are focused on chronic, heavy users of cannabis.

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