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Neuromolecular Mechanisms of Cannabis Action

Adel, Yousra; Alexander, Stephen P.H.


Yousra Adel


Most of our current understanding of the neuromolecular mechanisms of Cannabis action focusses on two plant cannabinoids, THC and CBD. THC acts primarily through presynaptic CB cannabinoid receptors to regulate neurotransmitter release in the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves. CBD action, on the other hand, is probably mediated through multiple molecular targets.


Adel, Y., & Alexander, S. P. (2021). Neuromolecular Mechanisms of Cannabis Action. In Cannabinoids and Neuropsychiatric Disorders (15-28). Springer International Publishing.

Online Publication Date Dec 18, 2020
Publication Date 2021
Deposit Date Dec 3, 2022
Pages 15-28
Series Title Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Series Number 1264
Series ISSN 2214-8019
Book Title Cannabinoids and Neuropsychiatric Disorders
ISBN 9783030573683
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