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New Study Indicates Cannabis May Reduce Aggression, Improve Social Interactions

A new study published by the journal Neuropharmacology has found that cannabinoids may reduce aggression, and improve social interactions.Marijuana_Plants-3

For the study, researchers “examined the role of cannabinoid CB1 receptors (CB1r) in aggressive behavior”, and found that a compound meant to mimic THC (a prime compound of cannabis) “significantly decreased the aggression levels” of the mice that it was administered to. The researchers also examined mice which were bred without CB1 receptors, and found them to be more inherently aggressive than normal mice.

Researchers conclude; “These results suggest that CB1r plays an important role in social interaction and aggressive behavior.”

The full study can be found by clicking here.

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

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