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
In article <33da3742.0 at seashell.california.com>,
Howard Olson <holson at california.com> 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