Introduction to the Endocannabinoid System Dustin Sulak, DO Maine Integrative Healthcare
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Cannabidiol: The Wonder Drug of the 21st Century? Cannabidiol: The Wonder Drug of the 21st Century? The traditional use of Cannabis as an analgesic, anti-asthmatic, and anti-rheumatic drug is well established. This British study also suggests that cultivation of Cannabis plants rich in Cannabidiol (CBD) and other phenolic substances would be useful not only as fiber producing plants but also for medicinal purposes in the treatment of certain inflammatory disorders.
Twenty-four years of pharmacological research separate the identification of the main psychoactive constituent of Cannabis sativa preparations, (−)-Δ 9 -tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) ( Gaoni and Mechoulam, 1964 ; Mechoulam, 1970 ) from the characterization ( Devane et al ., 1988 ; Herkenham et al ., 1991 ) and molecular cloning ( Matsuda et al ., 1990 ) of its cellular target, the cannabinoid CB 1 receptor (CB 1 ). THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM: PHYSIOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY
Study Helps Unravel Mysteries of Brain’s Endocannabinoid System NIDA research could lead to better treatment for pain and marijuana addiction Study Helps Unravel Mysteries of Brain’s Endocannabinoid System, March 16, 2009 News Release
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