A new study shows that smoking skunk marijuana (or weed with high potency) could possibly be very dangerous for the brain short-term and long-term. Hit the jump for the full story.

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Smoking stronger than normal pot (skunk) is believed to be responsible for the damaging of important nerve fibers in the brain that sends and receives messages.

The corpus callosum is the part of the brain that connects the left part to the right part of the brain, like a bridge.

A new study that was published on Friday from researchers in Italy and the U.K., provides evidence that people who smoked high-potency cannabis (skunk) had a more damaged corpus callosum than people who smoked marijuana with lower levels of THC or those who don’t smoke at all.

These are also the same researchers who earlier this year reported London’s easy access to skunk, could potentially be the reason behind the sudden rise in people with psychosis linked to weed.

They say this study proves of less information being sent to each side of the brain.

The study finalizes:

“Since high-potency preparations are now replacing traditional herbal drugs in many European countries, raising awareness about the risks of high-potency cannabis is crucial.”

Now, the researchers are not necessarily calling skunk marijuana dangerous, they’re just saying to monitor how strong the weed is your actually smoking.

One researcher stated specifically:

“When it comes to alcohol, we are used to thinking about how much people drink, and whether they are drinking wine, beer, or whisky. We should think of cannabis in a similar way.”

Be careful with that loud!