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Marijuana is A Potential Risk to Teen Brains Predisposed to Schizophrenia

Summary: Researchers studied the effects of THC, marijuana’s main psychoactive compound, on adolescent mouse brains. The study found THC-induced structural changes in microglia, specialized brain immune cells, possibly aggravating a genetic predisposition to schizophrenia. The mice treated with THC showed a 33% higher reduction in microglial cells in certain brain regions compared to control mice. …