New Harmful Side Effects of Marijuana Discovered – Developing Brain Needs Cannabinoid Receptors After Birth

[ad_1] Cannabinoid receptor 1, the cell-surface receptor that mediates the psychoactive effects of marijuana, is essential for normal development of the dopamine system. Images of the midbrain show that dopamine-producing neurons (light blue) extend dendrites that are tightly bundled with input axons from striosomes (co-labeling shown in bright green) in normal mice (left), but that […]

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