CANNABINOIDS - CANNABINOIDS Hemp plant Cannabis sativa:...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
CANNABINOIDS Hemp plant Cannabis sativa: Marijuana a. Male --no real uses outside of hemp cultivation (fiber, oils and seed) b. Female -- High Production of resinous THC glands -- active ingredient. *The chief active ingredient is: delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol ( THC ) Over 60 cannabinoid compounds Marijuana: It is smoked in pipes or in hand-rolled cigarettes: "joints." Hashish ("hash"): dried-caked resin from flowers & leaves of female plants higher THC concentration-more potent soft or hard chunks -brown to nearly black Hash is mixed with tobacco and smoked in pipes or joints. The most potent preparation other than pure THC is hash oil Change in THC content across the years in marijuanna: 1960’s 1.5% THC 1980’s 3-3.5% THC 1990’s 3.5% THC 2000’s 5.03-5.14% Some as high as 11.4% Synthetic Cannabinoids Synhexyl (Parahexyl): CB1 agonist ? Nabilone: chemotherapy -induced nausea Nantradol: opiate withdrawal, pain 1
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Rimonabant: reduction of appetite, CB1 inverse agonist Sativex: Spray used in the UK to treat pain I. History of cannabis I. Who uses Marijuana Therapeutic Uses: USDA- none—but states (AZ, CA) vary has been tested for treatment of: *asthma *epilepsy *glaucoma *anorexia nervosa *nausea (anti-cancer therapy) “medical Marijuana” PHARMACOKINETICS:
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 11/02/2010 for the course PSYC 330 taught by Professor Lisman during the Spring '08 term at Binghamton University.

Page1 / 6

CANNABINOIDS - CANNABINOIDS Hemp plant Cannabis sativa:...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online