Researchers have identified the structure of the human type 2 cannabinoid receptor. The findings, researchers say, can help in the development of new treatments for inflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases.
People with the specific genotype of the Cannabinoid receptor 1 gene may be more prone to cannabis use disorder. Researchers report those with FAAH rs324420 A continue to want more marijuana following use and are more drawn to cannabis-related imagery while under the influence of the drug.
Study provides further evidence the endocannabinoid system plays a crucial role in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Using cannabinoid drugs have a positive impact in helping control behaviors associated with OCD.