Sunday, January 24, 2010

THC Blocked by Chemical - Stops High and Even Reverses it

I just read an abstract about some experiments conducted on rats and monkeys back in 1995. Scientists found a compound that locks onto THC receptors and prevents the high associated with cannabis. Further studies showed that the compound may even reverse the effects of THC.

This is a good sign for the development of cannabis based medicine 'without the high'. However, one wonders if this could upset the balance of the THC/CBD synergy for some treatments.

Read the abstract here:

Antagonism of the discriminative stimulus effects of delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol in rats and rhesus monkeys.