The receptor in the brain involved in the "high" people feel after smoking marijuana is revealed in a new, detailed, 3D image today, according to a new study.

This provides scientists with their clearest picture yet of this receptor, the study said.

The new image shows how molecules such as THC, marijuana's main psychoactive ingredient, bind to this receptor, which is located in the surface of numerous nerve cells, the researchers found.

The findings may one day help researchers determine why certain medications designed to mimic the medicinal properties of marijuana without the "high" effect might cause side effects, the researchers said.

Click here to read the complete article

Agata Blaszczak-Boxe ~ LiveScience.com ~

Recent News Articles

Monday May 20

State Treasurers Group Endorses Marijuana Banking Legislation - Cannabis News

in Politics

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

A group representing state treasurers and finance officials is formally calling on Congress to pass…

740 hits

Monday May 20

At Vt. Cannabis And Hemp Convention, Some Businesses Having #FOMO - Cannabis News

in Finance

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

The Vermont Cannabis and Hemp Convention took place at the Champlain Valley Expo this weekend.

779 hits

Monday May 20

Arizona Farmers Can Begin Growing Hemp in June - Cannabis News

in Cannabis News

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

Arizona farmers can begin planting hemp in early June. Hemp industry applications are due by…

1654 hits

Monday May 20

Cannabis-brewed Beer Prepares to Enter the New Canadian Market - Cannabis News

in World News

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

The world’s first beer brewed from cannabis will be ready when Canada legalizes cannabis beverages…

1253 hits

Tuesday May 21

Poll: Most of Illinois says marijuana should be legal - Cannabis News

in Politics

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

A new poll by Global Strategy Group on behalf of Think Big Illinois, says a…

923 hits