Addiction & Alcoholism
An important study from the Journal of Neuroscience shows that marijuana use does not cause structural brain changes.
Chronic marijuana use by young teens was not linked with mental or physical disorders more than two decades later, a new study found.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta, neurosurgeon and medical advisor to the masses, doesn’t want to be on the wrong side of history. On August 11 Gupta narrated a “Special Report” on CNN that provided dramatic examples of Cannabis exerting beneficial effects. In the days before it aired he made media appearances to apologize for his role in having “systematically misled” the American people about marijuana.
Scientists have only recently begun to investigate and understand the critical role that the endocannabinoid system plays in alcohol addiction and various mood disorders. Alcohol dependence is linked to down-regulation of endocannabinoids and CB1 brain receptors.
Scientific research highlights the crucial role of the endocannabinoid system in protecting against PTSD, a debilitating chronic condition involving horrific memories that cannot be erased. Medical scientists are studying potential PTSD treatments that target the endocannabinoid system.