Cannabinoids on the Brain

  title={Cannabinoids on the Brain},
  author={Andrew J. Irving and Mark Rae and Angela A. Coutts},
Cannabis has a long history of consumption both for recreational and medicinal uses. Recently there have been significant advances in our understanding of how cannabis and related compounds (cannabinoids) affect the brain and this review addresses the current state of knowledge of these effects. Cannabinoids act primarily via two types of receptor, CB1 and CB2, with CB1 receptors mediating most of the central actions of cannabinoids. The presence of a new type of brain cannabinoid receptor is… CONTINUE READING


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