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Targeting CB2 cannabinoid receptors as a novel therapy to treat malignant lymphoblastic disease

In the current study, we examined whether ligation of CB2 receptors would lead to induction of apoptosis in tumors of immune origin and whether CB2 agonist could be used to treat such cancers. Exposure of murine tumors EL-4, LSA, and P815 to delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in vitro led to a significant reduction in cell viability and […]


Taming THC: potential cannabis synergy and phytocannabinoid-terpenoid entourage effects

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been the primary focus of cannabis research since 1964, when Raphael Mechoulam isolated and synthesized it. More recently, the synergistic contributions of cannabidiol to cannabis pharmacology and analgesia have been scientifically demonstrated. Other phytocannabinoids, including tetrahydrocannabivarin, cannabigerol and cannabichromene, exert additional effects of therapeutic interest. Innovative conventional plant breeding has yielded cannabis […]


Systematic review of the literature on clinical and experimental trials on the antitumor effects of cannabinoids in gliomas

To evaluate, through a systematic review of the literature, the antitumoral effects of cannabinoids on gliomas. Research included the following electronic databases: PUBMED, EMBASE, LILACS and The Cochrane Collaboration Controlled Trials Register. All published studies involving the antitumoral effects (cellular and molecular mechanisms) of cannabinoids were considered for this review. The bibliography search strategy included […]


Synthetic cannabinoid receptor agonists inhibit tumor growth and metastasis of breast cancer

Cannabinoids have been reported to possess antitumorogenic activity. Not much is known, however, about the effects and mechanism of action of synthetic nonpsychotic cannabinoids on breast cancer growth and metastasis. We have shown that the cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2 are overexpressed in primary human breast tumors compared with normal breast tissue. We have also […]


Synergistic affective analgesic interaction between delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol and morphine

Evidence for an analgesic interaction between delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9 -THC) and morphine was sought using an experimental pain model applied to normal volunteers. The study incorporated a double blinded, four treatment, four period, four sequence, crossover design. Subjects received Δ9 -THC 5 mg orally or placebo and 90 min later morphine 0.02 mg/kg intravenously or placebo. […]


Symptomatic therapy in multiple sclerosis: the role of cannabinoids in treating spasticity

A large proportion of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) have spasticity, which has a marked impact on their quality of life. Anecdotal evidence suggests a beneficial effect of cannabis on spasticity as well as pain. Recently, randomized, double-blind, placebocontrolled studies have confirmed the clinical efficacy of cannabinoids for the treatment of spasticity in patients with […]


Survey Results of Pain Treatments in Adults with Cerebral Palsy

Objectives—To identify the types and frequencies of pain treatments used by individuals with cerebral palsy (CP); examine the perceived effectiveness of these treatments; and identify the types of healthcare providers that were accessed for pain-related services. Design—A cross-sectional survey design was employed. 83 adults (mean age=40.3 years, SD=13.6) with CP indicated their pain location and […]


Survey on Cannabis Use in Parkinson’s Disease: Subjective Improvement of Motor Symptoms

An anonymous questionnaire sent to all patients attending the Prague Movement Disorder Centre revealed that 25% of 339 respondents had taken cannabis and 45.9% of these described some form of benefit.


Suppression of human macrophage interleukin-6 by a nonpsychoactive cannabinoid acid

Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a multifunctional cytokine which contributes to inXammation and tissue injury in several diseases. Thus, inhibition of IL-6 production may be a useful strategy for treatment of patients with diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). A synthetic nonpsychoactive cannabinoid, ajulemic acid (AjA), prevents joint damage in experimental arthritis. […]


Studies Investigating the Mechanisms of the Cardioprotective Effects of Cannabidiol

The phytocannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD) has a complex pharmacology which is thought to include, but is not limited to, an ability to act as an inverse agonist at the CB1 and CB2 receptors and an antagonist of GPR55. Moreover, is has been shown to reduce infarct size and ameliorate reductions in left ventricular function in vivo. […]


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