Key Findings:  Cannabinoids such as tetrahydrocannabinol stimulate the removal of intraneuronal beta amyloid (Aβ), block the inflammatory response, and are protective. Altogether these data show that there is a complex and likely autocatalytic inflammatory response within nerve cells caused by the accumulation of intracellular Aβ, and that this early form of proteotoxicity can be blocked by the activation of cannabinoid receptors.
Type of Study:  Laboratory Study
Study Result:  Positive
Cannabinoids Studied:  Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), AM-x Synthetic Cannabinoids, Anandamide (AEA)
Phytocannabinoid Source:  Not Applicable