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 Are You Smarter When Drunk or High? Find Out!

Are You Smarter When Drunk or High? Find Out!

By The Stoner's Cookbook

Are you higher functioning after a few drinks or after a few tokes? The end to the classic debate is here.

  • Immediate Side Effects of Alcohol

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    It's important to note the immediate side effects of both substances when facing off head to head. When it comes to alcohol, it's common to have slurred speech, drowsiness and decreased coordination. 

  • Immediate Side Effects of Marijuana

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Common side effects of marijuana include impaired short term memory, difficulty concentrating, dreamlike states, impaired coordination, slowed reaction time and altered peripheral vision.

  • Cannabis Affects a Smaller Portion of Your Brain

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    The "active" ingredient in marijuana, [THC affects a smaller part of the brain than ethanol.](http://www.medicaldaily.com/are-you-smarter-when-drunk-or-stoned-buzzfeeds-andrew-gauthier-tests-both-youtube-254979) Only specific neurons respond to THC, while alcohol affects other receptors that take up more of the brain.

  • Recalling Memories

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Although both cannabis and alcohol affect the hippocampus and long term memory formation, [THC does not impair the ability to recall existing memories](http://www.leafscience.com/2014/10/21/marijuana-memory/), no matter how baked you get. 

  • Medical Benefit

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Both alcohol and cannabis have been used for medical purposes. Today, alcohol has few medical benefits, while cannabis is used to treat an array of ailments like anxiety and cancer.

  • The Hangover

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Heavy drinking can cause a hangover that lasts up to 24 hours. Cannabis, on the other hand, can cause attention, memory and learning impairments (among heavy marijuana users) for at least 24 hours.

  • Winner? Marijuana!

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    This video explains it all, but at the end of the day, always remember to be safe!

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