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Balancing Act

Exposure to high doses of cannabis has been associated with neuropsychiatric symptoms such as paranoia, anxiety and even psychosis – and the use of high THC:low CBD strains appears to be a particular risk factor (1). Studies have shown that CBD may reduce the subjective “high” of THC in human subjects (2), and it’s thought that it could also reduce the negative effects of THC. But the mechanisms behind CBD’s protective effect have remained a mystery.

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I've always wanted a career in which I could practice my creativity, even when I worked on the assembly line in a fish factory. At one time, I channeled this need into dance, drawing, poetry and fiction, and I still do most of these things. But, following completion of my MSc(Res) in Translational Oncology and time working in labs and as a Medical Writer for major pharmaceutical companies, I'm happy to find myself in a career that allows me to combine my creative side with my scientific mind as the Deputy Editor of The Analytical Scientist.

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