Global: Cannabis Components Harm Embryos

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Cannabis harmful to fish embryos, University of Alberta study finds

StarMetro Edmonton, Canada   July 2018

EDMONTON–An Edmonton researcher says people who are pregnant should take precautions with cannabis, after a study showed the plant’s compounds have harmful effects on developing zebrafish embryos.

The study led by Declan Ali, a professor in the University of Alberta’s biological sciences department, exposed fish embryos to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), which are the main chemicals in cannabis that affect cell receptors in the brain and body. For more


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