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French Researchers Reportedly Discover Way To Block Marijuana High

Hormone protects brain from the high produce by pot

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Just days after Colorado became the first US state to allow recreational marijuana use, French researchers have reportedly discovered a way to reduce the negative effects of the marijuana "buzz".

On Thursday, French scientists said their work had found that a naturally occurring hormone acts as spontaneous defense in the brain against the "high" caused by marijuana.

Studying lab rats, the researchers found that the steroid hormone pregnenolone reduced the activity of a particular brain molecule called the type-1 cannabinoid receptor (CB1).

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