New research finds that cannabis affects women differently to men. The reason behind the difference lines up with the activities of different hormones.

This explains why men are four times more likely to try cannabis; and why women are more vulnerable. 

The new research, which is timely in the era of increased legalization of cannabis around the world, studies the influence of sex hormones like testosterone, estradiol (estrogen), and progesterone on the endocannabinoid system.

The endocannabinoid system refers to the networks of brain cells that communicate using the same family of chemicals found in cannabis, called "cannabinoids." 

Click here to read the complete article

Tim Sandle ~ DigitalJournal.com

 

Recent News Articles

Saturday August 24

California Says Its Cannabis Revenue Has Fallen Short Of Estimates, Despite Gains

in U.S. News

by Mike Fuller

California's cannabis excise tax generated only $74.2 million in the second quarter of 2019, the…

150 hits

Saturday August 24

CBD Companies Positioning Themselves For Cannabis Legalization

in Cannabis News

by Mike Fuller

Recreational cannabis use is illegal in the majority of US states, but the relaxation of…

597 hits

Monday August 26

DEA Announces It Will Finally Take Action On Marijuana Grower Applications - Cannabis News

in Politics

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced on Monday that is is taking steps to expand…

124 hits

Monday August 26

How much pot in that brownie? Chocolate can throw off tests - Cannabis News

in Science

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

Chocolate can throw off potency tests so labels aren’t always accurate, and now scientists are…

142 hits

Monday August 26

Former Red Wing Darren McCarty joins marijuana company, says pot saved his life - Cannabis…

in Sports

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

Since becoming a leading voice on marijuana, claiming the plant saved his life from certain…

134 hits