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Marijuana and immunity

Herman Friedman, Thomas W. Klein
From: Science & Medicine: Volume 6 Number 2: Page 12 (April 1999)

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Abstract: The psychoactive constituent of marijuana was formarly thought to exert its specific effects through a non-specific action on neural membranes, as some anesthetic agents are thought to do. In the past decade, however, two receptors have been identified to which THC binds and through which it exerts its effects, and endogenous ligands for these receptors have also been described. Outside the central nervous system, marijuana may alter antigen presentation and other immune functions, and it could have a therapeutic role in autoimmune disease.

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