Bill O’Reilly tonight discussed a new study which reveals that smoking pot may hurt your brain.

The Journal of Neuroscience analyzed people between the ages of 18 and 25 who smoke pot about six times per week. The data suggests that smoking pot creates brain abnormalities which affect emotion, motivation and decision making.

Is America Going to Pot?

Starting in 1966, the federal government trotted out an anti-tobacco posture, saving millions of lives. But pot use is on the rise and considered cool in many circles, even legal in Colorado and Washington states. O’Reilly said that there should be a campaign against pot as there is tobacco.

Almost 20 million Americans are regular pot smokers, and O’Reilly said that people who are involved with intoxication are selfish.

“Their need to flee reality supersedes other goals,” he said. “Once getting high becomes a priority, a person changes for the worse, and those around that person better watch out.”

“Talking Points is not the morality police, but the United States of intoxication is not a good thing,” O’Reilly said.

“The Factor” host noted that he will get the usual letters from people who like pot and want him to butt out of the issue. To those people, he said, “My job is to look out for you, not patronize you. If you care at all about your health and well-being, you will read the Journal of Neuroscience. Are you motivated enough to do that?”

Watch his full Talking Points Memo above.

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