Women’s hormones put them more at risk than men of becoming addicted to cannabis, a study found.
Specifically, the sex hormone oestrogen makes them enjoy the particular high of smoking pot, according to the research.
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Men are also at risk from a hormone—in their case, testosterone—which makes them more likely to try cannabis and then use higher doses more frequently.
The research, which focused on studies of animal behavior, revealed that while women are less likely to try pot in the first place, they are at higher risk of developing a dependence on the drug.
Hormones are powerful levers in most of human behavior, and this includes drug use. Due to how the sex hormone oestrogen responds to marijuana, the
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