Scientists Discover Gene For Happiness — And It’s Related To Marijuana


(Photo: jetheriot/Flickr)

(Photo: jetheriot/Flickr)

 

A gene responsible for the effects of marijuana may explain why some people are naturally happier than others, a new study suggests.

Scientists in Japan measured happiness levels among nearly 200 individuals and found those who carried a variation of the gene were happier on average and responded more positively to emotional cues.

Editor’s Note:  This is an older article from April 2014, but reveals some interesting research being done with regards to cannabis and certain receptors in the brain that make people more susceptible to “positive  emotional events”.

Source:  Scientists Discover Gene for Happiness – And It’s Related to Marijuana | Leaf Science | 2014

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