• November 30, 2020
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  • Cannabis study suggests women may need less THC to get to the same effects as men


    Women tend to experienced the same acute effects of cannabis as men at a lower dose of THC, according to new research published in Psychopharmacology which sought to mimic real-world smoking practices.

    “We know from population survey data that men are more likely to use cannabis than women, but it seems like women experience more severe cannabis-related harms,” said study author Justin Matheson, a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto.

    “Research in animals suggests that this is because females are more sensitive to the effects of THC, the primary psychoactive compound in cannabis, and that this might be due to differences in the way THC is metabolized in females. However, there has been relatively little human laboratory evidence to suggest sex differences in the acute effects of THC.”

    Read full article here: https://www.psypost.org/2020/06/cannabis-study-suggests-women-may-need-less-thc-to-get-to-the-same-effects-as-men-57117


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