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Chemical constituents of marijuana: the complex mixture of natural cannabinoids.
Life Sci. 2005 Dec 22; 78(5):539-48.LS

Abstract

The cannabis plant (Cannabis sativa L.) and products thereof (such as marijuana, hashish and hash oil) have a long history of use both as a medicinal agent and intoxicant. Over the last few years there have been an active debate regarding the medicinal aspects of cannabis. Currently cannabis products are classified as Schedule I drugs under the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Controlled Substances act, which means that the drug is only available for human use as an investigational drug. In addition to the social aspects of the use of the drug and its abuse potential, the issue of approving it as a medicine is further complicated by the complexity of the chemical make up of the plant. This manuscript discusses the chemical constituents of the plant with particular emphasis on the cannabinoids as the class of compounds responsible for the drug's psychological properties.

Authors+Show Affiliations

National Center for Natural Products Research, School of Pharmacy, The University of Mississippi, University, MS 38677, USA. melsohly@olemiss.eduNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16199061

Citation

Elsohly, Mahmoud A., and Desmond Slade. "Chemical Constituents of Marijuana: the Complex Mixture of Natural Cannabinoids." Life Sciences, vol. 78, no. 5, 2005, pp. 539-48.
Elsohly MA, Slade D. Chemical constituents of marijuana: the complex mixture of natural cannabinoids. Life Sci. 2005;78(5):539-48.
Elsohly, M. A., & Slade, D. (2005). Chemical constituents of marijuana: the complex mixture of natural cannabinoids. Life Sciences, 78(5), 539-48.
Elsohly MA, Slade D. Chemical Constituents of Marijuana: the Complex Mixture of Natural Cannabinoids. Life Sci. 2005 Dec 22;78(5):539-48. PubMed PMID: 16199061.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Chemical constituents of marijuana: the complex mixture of natural cannabinoids. AU - Elsohly,Mahmoud A, AU - Slade,Desmond, Y1 - 2005/09/30/ PY - 2005/08/18/received PY - 2005/10/4/pubmed PY - 2005/12/24/medline PY - 2005/10/4/entrez SP - 539 EP - 48 JF - Life sciences JO - Life Sci VL - 78 IS - 5 N2 - The cannabis plant (Cannabis sativa L.) and products thereof (such as marijuana, hashish and hash oil) have a long history of use both as a medicinal agent and intoxicant. Over the last few years there have been an active debate regarding the medicinal aspects of cannabis. Currently cannabis products are classified as Schedule I drugs under the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Controlled Substances act, which means that the drug is only available for human use as an investigational drug. In addition to the social aspects of the use of the drug and its abuse potential, the issue of approving it as a medicine is further complicated by the complexity of the chemical make up of the plant. This manuscript discusses the chemical constituents of the plant with particular emphasis on the cannabinoids as the class of compounds responsible for the drug's psychological properties. SN - 0024-3205 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16199061/Chemical_constituents_of_marijuana:_the_complex_mixture_of_natural_cannabinoids_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0024-3205(05)00891-X DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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