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Long-term effects of cannabis on brain structure

Battistella, Giovanni ; Fornari, Eleonora ; Annoni, Jean-Marie ; Chtioui, Haithem ; Dao, Kim ; Fabritius, Marie ; Favrat, Bernard ; Mall, Jean-Frédéric ; Maeder, Philippe ; Giroud, Christian

In: Neuropsychopharmacology, 2014, p. -

The dose-dependent toxicity of the main psychoactive component of cannabis in brain regions rich in cannabinoid CB1 receptors is well known in animal studies. However, research in humans does not show common findings across studies regarding the brain regions that are affected after long-term exposure to cannabis. In the present study, we investigate (using Voxel-based Morphometry) gray matter...