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Not your grandma’s pot

Cannabis in not “primarily addictive,” so science refers to it as “dependency.” Actually its dependents are addicted, just not to the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that gets them high. They have become addicted to an opioid, i.e. the reward chemical, in their own brains that THC triggers at much higher than normal levels. Consequently, daily behaviors no longer trigger the reward chemical, so addicts feel unmotivated by events in life that would have been motivating, like getting an A on a math test or winning the attention of a young woman.—MR

Higher-Potency Cannabis Linked to Psychosis, Dependency

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