Cannabis addiction may be influenced by genetics: study

A new study has found that certain people may be genetically prone to cannabis use disorder (or cannabis “addiction,” per the language of the study).

The study, led by Dr. Chandni Hindocha of the University College London (UCL) Clinical Psychopharmacology Unit and published in Addiction Biology, investigated three genetic markers of a genetic variation. While all three markers had shown a correlation with cannabis use disorder, they have never before been considered in combination as part of the same study–all three of which are somehow involved in the endocannabinoid system.

“We were interested in asking whether these genetic markers could predict addiction-related responses after inhaling doses of cannabis, such as how much our attention is drawn to cannabis-related pictures,” Hindocha says in a press release.

Forty-eight cannabis users consumed

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