Marijuana, Spice 'herbal high', and early neural development: implications for rescheduling and legalization.

@article{Psychoyos2013MarijuanaS,
  title={Marijuana, Spice 'herbal high', and early neural development: implications for rescheduling and legalization.},
  author={Delphine Psychoyos and K. Yaragudri Vinod},
  journal={Drug testing and analysis},
  year={2013},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={27-45}
}
Marijuana is the most widely used illicit drug by pregnant women in the world. In utero exposure to Δ⁹-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ⁹-THC), a major psychoactive component of marijuana, is associated with an increased risk for anencephaly and neurobehavioural deficiencies in the offspring, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning disabilities, and memory impairment. Recent studies demonstrate that the developing central nervous system (CNS) is susceptible to the effects of… CONTINUE READING
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