Cannabis, a complex plant: different compounds and different effects on individuals

  title={Cannabis, a complex plant: different compounds and different effects on individuals},
  author={Z. Atakan},
  journal={Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology},
  pages={241 - 254}
  • Z. Atakan
  • Published 2012
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology
  • Cannabis is a complex plant, with major compounds such as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol, which have opposing effects. The discovery of its compounds has led to the further discovery of an important neurotransmitter system called the endocannabinoid system. This system is widely distributed in the brain and in the body, and is considered to be responsible for numerous significant functions. There has been a recent and consistent worldwide increase in cannabis potency, with… CONTINUE READING
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