Tuesday, 13 August 2013

New Study: Marijuana’s THC Cannabinoid Linked To Reduced Aggression

Not that the newest report published by the Journal of neuropharmacology will shock many of today’s pot smokers, but apparently the enlightened scientists over at the Journal have discovered that marijuana’s cannabinoids could very well reduce human aggression.

To facilitate identification of marijuana’s potential role, scientists “examined the role of cannabinoid CB1 receptors (CB1r) in aggressive behavior,” and found that a compound meant to mimic THC (the primary psychoactive cannabinoid found in marijuana) “significantly decreased the aggression levels” of the mice that it was administered to. Scientists then examined lab mice which were bred without CB1 receptors and found them to be more inherently aggressive than normal mice.

Researchers established; “acute administration of the CB1 agonist significantly decreased the aggression levels of [the studied] mice. These results suggest that CB1r plays an important role in social interaction and aggressive behavior.”

Detailed study: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0028390813003304

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Source: http://www.marijuana.com/news/2013/08/new-study-marijuanas-thc-cannabinoid-linked-to-reduced-aggression/