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WSU study finds gender gap in effects of pot

WSU study finds gender gap in effects of pot

Shawn Vestal The Spokesman-Review

Call it the marijuana gap.

Men and women may respond differently to the effects of pot’s active ingredient, THC, according to new research by a Washington State University professor. In experiments on lab rats, females were more sensitive to the pain-relieving qualities of the drug, but quicker to develop a tolerance to it than the males. Other studies have suggested that females are more susceptible to negative effects of the drugs and experience less of an increase in appetite.

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2014/sep/05/shawn-vestal-wsu-study-finds-gender-gap-in-effects/






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