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Cannabis use lowers dopamine levels

17-11-2016

Scientists investigated the effects that cannabis has on the human brains reward system that is controlled by Dopamine levels, they found with regular use over years this reduces and can cause negative emotions and lack of motivation.

Professor Oliver Howes said - “We urgently need to better understand how cannabis affects the brain, to help policy makers and individuals make informed decisions. If it turns out that it’s bad news to take cannabis then we need to know now, before people take the gamble".

 

read the article in full here - http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/newsandeventspggrp/imperialcollege/newssummary/news_17-11-2016-10-58-27

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