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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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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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