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Beware of Cannabis - Not at all a mild drug

by Medindia Content Team on July 9, 2006 at 9:34 AM

Beware of Cannabis - Not  at all a mild drug

There is a whole lot of misconception about Cannabis and its effects. It is widely thought to be a mild medicine, not causing much harm. Such misrepresentations of the drug have resulted in making it a Class C drug.

However scientists from Karolinska Institute in Sweden have unearthed the harmful effects of cannabis, when they exposed rats to THC, a key causative ingredient in cannabis. It was found that the brain of those rats exposed to THC, got attuned to heroin, necessitating an increase in heroin intake during subsequent trials.

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Cannabis is also linked to risks of cancer, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and psychosis.

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