How Marijuana Is Being Used To Fight Drug Addiction

A new study shows that those addicted to drugs and alcohol can get help from weed! Ana Kasparian, Francis Faxwell, and Mark Thompson, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

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“For the study, scientists at the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego got a bunch of rats hooked on alcohol and cocaine, which made them anxious and impulsive, and then injected some of them with CBD. They found that the rats with CBD in their systems were less likely to relapse into alcohol or drug use over time, even when the scientists tempted them with it. Even when forced to deal with stressful surroundings, the CBD rats were less likely to seek out drugs.”

Hosts: Ana Kasparian, Francis Maxwell, Mark Thompson

Cast: Ana Kasparian, Francis Maxwell, Mark Thompson


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