The Effect Of Marijuana on the Brain

The main ingredient in marijuana could affect the regulation of dopamine (neurotransmitter that controls the brain’s reward circuit) in the brain.

This finding was published in ‘The Journal Of Neuroscience’ and was found through conducting experiments on young mice. From the experiment, it was shown that one injection of THC a day for 7-10 days resulted in a blockage in synaptic recovery. 

This shows that drug use will only result in negative impacts on the human brain.

The researchers next hope to find out whether THC has a cumulative effect on the brain, as well as implicating the findings of the experiment to the increased substance abuse in adolescents.

Thank you for taking the time to read this weeks very short blog. If you found it interesting, feel free to comment your opinion down below!

Thanks,

Rohini

Sources used:

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319764.php

https://www.psychologytoday.com/basics/dopamine

https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/marijuana

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