A concertgoer smokes marijuana at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California April 12, 2014. (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)
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The collaborative effort between Northwestern University's medical school, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School showed a direct correlation between the number of times users smoked and abnormalities in the brain.In particular, the study identified changes to the nucleus accumbens and the nucleus amygdala, regions of the brain that are key to regulating emotion and motivation, in marijuana users who smoke between one and seven joints a week.The researchers found changes to the volume, shape and density of those brain regions. Other research has found drinking alcohol alters the brain, Beiter said.
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