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Why Marijuana Makes Some Of Us Feel Good And Others Paranoid - MetNews
While some people experience a fun, euphoric high when smoking marijuana, others feel paranoid and anxious. Exactly why marijuana affects people differently has been poorly understood, but a new study published in Scientific Reports suggests one part of the brain may be responsible – at least, in rats. “Until now, it was unknown which specific regions of the brain were responsible for these highly divergent effects of marijuana,” said study author Steven Laviolette, a professor at Western’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, in a statement. In a lab setting, researchers identified a target region in the brains of rats that Laviolette says “seem to independently control the rewarding, addictive properties of marijuana versus the negative psychiatric side-effects associated with …