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Why Does Marijuana Provide You with The Munchies?

Do you fancy chicken wings or chip & fish? It has been known that the uncontrollable urge to snack is contributed to activating the cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1R). However, based on the latest research released in the new edition of Nature, the munchies are driven partly by neurons, typically functioning to […]

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New Research Suggests Daily Marijuana Use Is Not Associated with Brain Abnormalities in Adolescents or Adults

According to some recent researches, smoking marijuana is closely linked with physical changes in certain areas of the brain, as far as shape and volume is concerned. However there is no established cause and effect approved by these studies. At present, the latest study, by application of a more robust experimental design […]

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Regular Marijuana Use is Bad for Young Brains

The use of Marijuana is increasingly seen among young people now and it is widely accepted that it could severely harm the brains of those regular users. According to Krista Lisdahl from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, to a regular cannabis user, who would take it once a week, it would be […]

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Marijuana Abuse Hampers the Brain’s Response to Dopamine

According to a latest research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences recently, abuse of marijuana could blunts the brain’s ability in its reaction to dopamine, the neurotransmitter responsible for human feelings, such as pleasure, motivation as well as reward. The impact of that “high” could eventually cause depression and anxiety, […]

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