ADHD and Cannabis

 ADHD in the News 2023-08-24

KEY POINTS: About 90% of ADHD patients have additional conditions including oppositional behavior, drug abuse, & anxiety. An imbalance in dopaminergic neurotransmission may underlie aspects of the behavioral complications of ADHD. Cannabis produces a hypodopaminergic environment that might explain its potential as a therapy for ADHD. However, the administration of cannabis to young brains has numerous negative consequences to be considered.