Scientists Give Us the First Look at Cannabinoid Receptors in the Brain

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With a recent and groundbreaking discovery, scientists now have a better understanding of the endocannabinoid system and have found insights as to how cannabinoid receptors work. By essentially freezing the CB1 receptor temporarily, scientists were able to study and learn about its molecular structure long enough to develop a 3-D model of it. This breakthrough can allow us to gain a better idea of how cannabinoids bind to certain receptors, and better understand why certain cannabinoids and synthetic cannabinoids offer therapeutic relief while others cause adverse side effects. This information will allow doctors to effectively and efficiently target receptors so they can provide specific symptom relief.

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