Survey says women would have greater tolerance to marijuana than men

Over time several studies have shown that marijuana has different effects on men and women, according to a recent study by the University of Washington, would be women who could develop a higher tolerance to the drug, that the male persons.


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According slogan the electronic journal, Huffington Post, the study was focused on the effects of present pain relief in THC, the main psychoactive constituent of Cannabis plant in a male and female rats group.

These animals were chosen for the experiment, because as humans have a menstrual cycle and painful experience fluctuations of ovarian hormones similar to that of people.

The investigation gave like result that the female rats had a higher THC need to relieve pain, thus requiring a higher dose of the male.


At the beginning of the test, female rats showed more sensitivity to THC (the main psychoactive constituent of cannabis) than males. After 10 days of testing, female rats needed higher doses to experience the same level of pain relief than their peers, “says the study.


As indicated in the article, several previous studies have shown that marijuana can help with the pain, which can be very important because other medical research has indicated that “this drug may have the potential to alleviate chronic pain” if properly administered.

During the life of women, they suffer a little more pain than men. So they need of analgesic drugs, “said one of the researchers and head of the psychology department at the university, Rebecca Craft.

But Craft was also clear to point out that despite being confident with their results, you can never be sure until it is tested with people.


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