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Cannabinoids and the Brain

Linda A. Parker


Cannabinoids and the Brain introduces an informed general audience to the scientific discovery of the endocannabinoid system and recent preclinical research that explains its importance in brain functioning. The endocannabinoids, anandamide and 2-AG, act on the same cannabinoid receptors, that are activated by the primary psychoactive compound found in marijuana, Δ‎9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Therefore, the scientific investigations of the functions of the endocannabinoid system are guided by the known effects of marijuana on the brain and body. The book reviews the scientific evidence of th ... More

Keywords: Marijuana, Δ‎9-tetrahydrocannabinol, Cannabidiol, Endocannabinoid, Emotion, Memory, Pain, Neurological Disorders, Addiction, Cannabis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780262035798
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262035798.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Linda A. Parker, author
University of Guelph