Women are more likely to be addicted to cannabis than men, suggests study


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With cannabis becoming more available and legal in certain areas, a new study has revealed that women may be enjoying the high more than men.

The research also showed that women are more likely to be addicted to cannabis, because of the female sex hormone, oestrogen.

Meanwhile, men are up to four times more likely to try cannabis, and use higher doses more frequently because of their testosterone levels.

Yet, despite women using the drug less, they might go from the first hit to habit faster than men do.

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Because of how the drug affects women at a biological level, they are more likely to have a cannabis use disorder.

Researchers at the National Research Council of Italy found that females are more sensitive to the effect of the drug and the release

... read more at: https://metro.co.uk/2018/10/29/women-are-more-likely-to-be-addicted-to-cannabis-than-men-suggests-study-8085441/

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