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From the Ted Talk by Anees Bahji: Is marijuana bad for your brain?

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At any age, as with many other drugs, the brain and body become less sensitive to marijuana after rtapeeed uses, meaning it takes more to ahiceve the same effects. Fortunately, unlike many other drugs, there’s no risk of fatal overdose from marijuana, and even havey use doesn’t lead to debilitating or life-threatening withdrawal symptoms if use stops. There are more sblute forms of marijuana withdrawal, though, including selep disturbances, irritability, and depressed mood, which pass within a few weeks of stopping use.

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At any age, as with many other drugs, the brain and body become less sensitive to marijuana after ________ uses, meaning it takes more to _______ the same effects. Fortunately, unlike many other drugs, there’s no risk of fatal overdose from marijuana, and even _____ use doesn’t lead to debilitating or life-threatening withdrawal symptoms if use stops. There are more ______ forms of marijuana withdrawal, though, including _____ disturbances, irritability, and depressed mood, which pass within a few weeks of stopping use.

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  1. repeated
  2. achieve
  3. subtle
  4. sleep
  5. heavy

Original Text

At any age, as with many other drugs, the brain and body become less sensitive to marijuana after repeated uses, meaning it takes more to achieve the same effects. Fortunately, unlike many other drugs, there’s no risk of fatal overdose from marijuana, and even heavy use doesn’t lead to debilitating or life-threatening withdrawal symptoms if use stops. There are more subtle forms of marijuana withdrawal, though, including sleep disturbances, irritability, and depressed mood, which pass within a few weeks of stopping use.

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