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Study Links Human Gene Variant to THC Reward in Adolescent Females

10:31 EST 13 Feb 2020 | Science Blog

A common variation in a human gene that affects the brain’s reward processing circuit increases vulnerability to the rewarding effects of the main psychoactive ingredient of cannabis in adolescent females, but not males, according to preclinical research by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators. As adolescence represents a highly sensitive period of brain development with the highest […]

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