Cannabinoids and memory: animal studies.

  title={Cannabinoids and memory: animal studies.},
  author={Claudio Castellano and Clelia Rossi-Arnaud and Vincenzo Cestari and Marco Costanzi},
  journal={Current drug targets. CNS and neurological disorders},
  volume={2 6},
This review will consider studies concerning the effects of cannabinoid receptor agonists and antagonists on memory in laboratory animals. Two subtypes of cannabinoid receptors have been identified to date: the central CB1 subtype and the peripheral CB2 subtype. The receptor which specifically binds Delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta9-THC) and related compounds in rat and human brain has been discovered and cloned by a number of researchers. This cannabinoid receptor is localized with high… CONTINUE READING