Western researchers aim to reverse adverse effects of early marijuana use


Western researchers aim to reverse adverse effects of early marijuana use
  1. Western researchers aim to reverse adverse effects of early marijuana use
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    Scientists have long established that marijuana may be harmful to adolescent brains. Chronic pot use at a young age has been linked to psychiatric diseases like schizophrenia later in life for some adults. But researchers at Western University in London say they may have found a way to reverse marijuana's negative effects on the brain. "One of the major problems associated with schizophrenia is the loss of a chemical called GABBA," said Western University researcher Steven Laviolette, in an…
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Scientists have long established that marijuana may be harmful to adolescent brains.

Chronic pot use at a young age has been linked to psychiatric diseases like schizophrenia later in life for some adults.

But researchers at Western University in London say they may have found a way to reverse marijuana's negative effects on the brain.

"One of the major problems associated with schizophrenia is the loss of a chemical called GABBA," said Western University researcher Steven Laviolette, in an interview with CBC Radio's Afternoon Drive.

"Following adolescent THC exposure, there's the exact same thing, a loss of GABBA in the brain."

After exposing adolescent rats to high doses of THC, Laviolette's team waited for the rats to reach adulthood before giving them pharmaceuticals that boosted levels of the GABB…

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