Cannabis May Treat Neuroinflammation, According to New Study

A study published in the Februaryneuro issue of the Journal of NeuroImmune Pharmacology has found that cannabis may provide a treatment option for neuroinflammation.

“Chronic neuroinflammatory disorders (such as HIV associated neurodegeneration) require treatment that decreases production of inflammatory factors by activated microglia and macrophages and protection of blood brain barrier (BBB) injury secondary to activation of brain endothelium”, begins the study’s abstract. “Cannabioid type 2 receptor (CB2) is highly expressed on macrophages and brain microvasular enndothelial cells (BMVEC) and is upregulated in inflammation and HIV infection. It has been shown that CB2 activation dampened inflammatory responses in macrophages and BMVEC.”

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