Cannibinoid receptor in Human brain and Medical Marijuana

The Journal of NIH Research jnihr at
Tue Aug 5 11:02:18 EST 1997

It doesn't follow that the discovery of the anandamide receptor (there are
two, actually, one in the brain and a variety of other organs and another
in the immune system) should mean that marijuana is a useful medicine.
Anandamide derivatives are more likely to prove useful--and ananadamide
looks very little like THC (see cover of the May 1997 JOURNAL OF NIH

Dave Lewin

In article <33da3742.0 at>,
Howard Olson <holson at> wrote:
>	The recently discovered receptor for anandamide (the endogenous
>cannibinoid ligand in the human central nervous system) raises serious
>question about the the legitimacy of opposing Medical uses of
>	It is high time that OBJECTIVE scientific research about marijuana was
>conducted. The government is intrinsically biassed in this area and
>thus research by workers outside the USA is required for true
>scientific analysis off this issue to be possible.
>		Howard R. Olson, MA
>		Bioethicist

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