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Cannabis use finding

6th July 2006

Researchers have concluded cannabis use in adolescence can lead to heroin addiction in later life.

Scientists say exposure to cannabis as a teenager primes the system to crave the stimulation of hard drugs. Previously it was thought teenagers only move to harder drugs through peer pressures, or easy availability.

The study, published online in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, found that young rats exposed to cannabis took larger doses of opium, when trained to self-administer, than other rodents.


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Article Information

Title: Cannabis use finding
Author: Sue Knights
Article Id: 512
Date Added: 6th Jul 2006


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