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WSU study: Women might be more sensitive to marijuana than men

WSU study: Women might be more sensitive to marijuana than men

BY TIM HAECK on September 3, 2014 @ 12:51 pm

Research at Washington State University suggests hormones might make women more sensitive than men to the active ingredient in marijuana.
The study is the first to examine how the genders react differently to THC, the active ingredient in marijuana.

The research found female rats are at least 30 percent more sensitive than males to THC. Psychology professor Rebecca Craft also found that female rats develop tolerance to the pain-relieving qualities of marijuana more quickly than males. That could make females more susceptible to side effects, such as anxiety, paranoia, and addiction.

THC concentrations are double or triple those seen in the 1960s and 70s, said Craft.

http://mynorthwest.com/11/2601749/WSU-study-Women-might-be-more-sensitive-to-marijuana-than-men






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