Marijuana and IQ
wnelson at Eng.Sun.COM
Mon May 9 12:16:44 EST 1994
spbcnsp at ucl.ac.uk (Mr Neville Steven Percy) writes:
>William_Mosco at vos.stratus.com writes:
>>=> murple at ukelele.gcr.com (Murple) wrote:
>> Receptors of THC (marijuana) in the brain?
>>=>...but in 1992 someone discovered previously unknown receptors in the
>>=>brain that THC bonds to...but no brain chemicals seem to bond to these
>>=>sites. It is almost as if these sites were specifically meant for THC, as
>>=>nothing else known bonds to them.
>> I've read this before; I believe the discovery was made at UCLA.
>> I've also read that the study was proven inaccurate. Are there
>> any health experts out there who could clarify this above study?
>I know this was pulled off alt.drugs, but I would refer you back there, or to
>alt.hemp -- the folks over there are very knowledgeable, prob. more
>knowledgeable about the neuroscience of drugs than we neuroscientists are...
>(of course some people are both!).
>There was no known agonist for this receptor, so it must have been a gift from
>They have now found a compound called anandamide to have agonist action, but I
>don't believe anandamide is endogeneous, so the mystery remains...
> | |
Restak covers this in his new book entitled "Receptors".
He claims that there is an endogenous ligand for the THC receptor.
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