Heavy cannabis use associated with reduced dopamine release in brain: Effect similar to other addictions — ScienceDaily

Posted: April 16, 2016 in Brain, Cannabis, Depression, Marijuana
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And the key is:  “We don’t know whether decreased dopamine was a preexisting condition or the result of heavy cannabis use,” said Dr. Abi-Dargham. “But the bottom line is that long-term, heavy cannabis use may impair the dopaminergic system, which could have a variety of negative effects on learning and behavior.”

Source: Heavy cannabis use associated with reduced dopamine release in brain: Effect similar to other addictions — ScienceDaily

Another example of causality being unknown.  At least the author admits it, in this case.  It could just as easily be that people with reduced dopamine release gravitate toward drugs that help increase it.  BUT, it could mean that being high all the time is not the best idea you might have.  “Moderation” was the advice from Grandma.

AuntieBS

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Comments
  1. Dr Ruth 2point0 (Anna) says:

    I’m not sure how they can say this. The reason cannabis treats adhd, for example, is because an adhd brain doesn’t have a proper reuptake of dopamine and cannabis forces the reuptake

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