Marijuana Could Treat Sexual Dysfunctions, Study Suggests

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A new study published in the journal Pharmacological Research and published online by the National Institute of Health suggests cannabis could be used to treat sexual dysfunctions. The study states, "The identification of Δ9-THC and later on, the discovery of the ECS have opened a potential therapeutic target for sexual dysfunctions, given the partial efficacy of current pharmacological treatment.... In agreement with the bidirectional modulation induced by cannabinoids on several behavioral responses, the endogenous cannabinoid AEA elicited biphasic effects on sexual behavior as well... The present article reviews current available knowledge on herbal, synthetic and endogenous cannabinoids with respect to the modulation of several aspects of sexuality in preclinical and human studies, highlighting their therapeutic potential.”

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