How Does Marijuana Affect Dopamine?


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Despite all the health hazards associated with drug use, there’s no arguing the fact that drugs – including everyday substances like alcohol and caffeine – make their users feel good, at least in the short run.  This reinforcing and addictive quality of drugs can be attributed to an essential chemical in our brain called dopamine. And like all substances that people use for fun, marijuana causes an increase in dopamine.

Sources:  Marijuana and Dopamine | Truth on Pot

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