Scientists Looked at Brains on THC and CBD

A new study imaged brains on different weed strains, and found that CBD may counteract THC’s effects in certain parts of our noggins.

A brain imaging study found that CBD counteracts THC’s effects in certain parts of the brain.The study, published yesterday in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, is the first functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study to compare brains affected by THC and CBD.According to the data, a THC-rich “skunk” strain — with no CBD — disrupted the brain’s default mode and salience networks. The default mode network regulates thoughts associated with distinguishing among the self, the environment, and other people; it also controls our sense of time and memory. The salience network regulates how the brain processes emotional and sensory stimuli to help the mind focus on certain things while ignoring others.

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