Saturday, September 12, 2009

New Antidepressant Drug Increases 'Brain's Own Cannabis'

ScienceDaily (Dec. 13, 2005) — Researchers have discovered a new drug that raises the level of endocannabinoids -- the 'brain's own cannabis' -- providing anti-depressant effects. The new research published in this week's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), suggests the new drug, called URB597, could represent a safer alternative to cannabis for the treatment of pain and depression, and open the door to new and improved treatments for clinical depression--a condition that affects around 20% of Canadians.

New Antidepressant Drug Increases 'Brain's Own Cannabis'

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Anonymous said...

Why would creation of a new drug be a safer alternative to cannabis? Cannabis is NOT dangerous!

Brian said...

Alcohol is physically and mentally more destructive than cannabis. If we want to use the drug URB597 which raises the endocannabinoids levels throughout the brain and causing anti-depressant effects. If cannabis produces the same effect, than why not legalize it.

Cannabis Man said...

It just goes to show that they lie to us when they say that cannabis is a depressant and in the next breath make a pill that increases the brains own cannabis to create an anti - depressant effect. So what is is it makes us depressed or not depressed I think the Governments and medical community's need to get their act together and stop contradicting each other