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Intro to Public Health Professor Coleman  Article Review #3 Neurological Effects of Casual Marijuana Use A retrospective case-control study was done by Harvard Medical School in Boston,  Massachusetts. This study compared the brain activity of 40 college students, 20 of which  recreationally use marijuana versus the brain activity of control subjects who have never  smoked marijuana. The drug use in the participants ranged notably with averages of less than 6 joints to an average of 11 joints each week. The study group was matched to the controls  through demographics such as age, gender, and race. Brain scans of the two groups were  taken and compared. This was performed with the intention of showing any differences in  brain activity, which would signify adverse effects of smoking marijuana. This study was  done in lieu of the recent discussions of countrywide legalization of marijuana kick started by its recreational legalization in Colorado. 
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