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Cannabis and the brain: current research into potential medical applications.

Di Miceli, Mathieu ORCID: (2023) Cannabis and the brain: current research into potential medical applications. In: Pint of Science, 22-24 May 2023, The Paul Pry, Worcester. (Unpublished)

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"Cannabis" is found in various plants, which contain two molecules of interest: THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol). These molecules can produce either "body highs" or "mind highs". Current research is trying to understand how these molecules act on the brain, in the hope to develop new medicines to treat patients for which current clinical treatments fall short. Here, the origin of "cannabis" will be explored, along data on recreational or medicinal/medical use in different countries. Furthermore, we will also explore how THC and/or CBD could be useful to treat some patients.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: brain, neuroscience, medicine, cannabis
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Q Science > QP Physiology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Divisions: College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Science and the Environment
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Depositing User: Mathieu Di Miceli
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2023 08:34
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2023 08:34

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