Cannabis and Dopamine

Posted in: News- May 12, 2014 1 Comment

Dopamine is an especially important neurotransmitter. It is often called the ‘feel good’ chemical, because it is directly responsible for feelings of pleasure and reward. Dopamine neurons are highly concentrated in a part of the brain called the nucleus accumbens, which is sometimes referred to as the brain’s reward center. Just like caffeine, alcohol, tobacco […]

American Academy of Neurology Calls for Research

Posted in: News- May 06, 2014 No Comments

In new guidelines published this week, the world’s largest association for neurologists concluded that marijuana may be an effective treatment for a number of brain-related conditions. However, the group adds that stronger research is needed before anyone can say for sure. “Cannabinoids should be studied as other drugs are, to determine their efficacy, and when evidence is […]