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Pot to Cause Psychosis

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A Cannabis Intervention; The possibility that cannabis does cause psychosis remains. Evidence for the effectiveness of treatment or secondary prevention of psychotic illness such as schizophrenia is often disappointing. This situation reflects our limited understanding of the aetiology of psychosis. There is good evidence that both genetic and environmental factors are implicated but the precise identity of these […]

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Pot Affects Learning Memory

Pot Affects Learning Memory

This is a reading about cannabis detoxification; the effects of cannabinoid receptor activation on two models of learning and memory. The active constituents of marijuana are known to impair learning and memory Cannabinoids, the active constituents of marijuana, are known to impair learning and memory. Receptors for cannabinoids are highly expressed in the hippocampus, a brain region […]

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Cannabis Reduces Perception of Threat

Cannabis Reduces Perception of Threat

A post on cannabis detoxification; specifically, cannabinoid modulation of amygdala reactivity to social signals of threat in humans. If Cannabis use reduces the perception, what happens when use stops? Will you have social anxiety? The cannabinoid (CB) system is a key neuro-chemical mediator of anxiety and fear learning in both animals and humans. The anxiolytic effects of […]

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Marijuana Affects Food Intake and Arousal

Marijuana Affects Food Intake and Arousal

Is the stereotypical hungry cannabis smoker watching tv while sitting on the couch proven by science? Cannabinoids modulate energy homeostasis and decrease cognitive arousal, possibly by acting on hypothalamic neurons including those that synthesize melanin-concentrating hormone (MCH) or hypocretin/orexin. Using patch-clamp recordings, new research compared the actions of cannabinoid agonists and antagonists on identified MCH or hypocretin […]

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