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Researchers to Take a Deep Dive Into Impact of Cannabis Smoking on the Oral Microbiome


Through the support of a $3.7 million grant given by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are taking a close look at the impact of smoking cannabis on the oral microbiome as well as its effect on the brain. Previously, the researchers found that smoking cannabis increased the presence of Actinomyces meyeri in the oral microbiome, an unusual finding. They will continue their search to better understand why these bacteria proliferate in the mouths of cannabis smokers and their association with increased risk for neurological disease. Click here to read more.

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