A single ultra low dose of THC before ischemia is a safe and effective treatment that reduces myocardial ischemic damage.

Waldman MHochhauser EFishbein MAravot DShainberg ASarne Y.

 

Abstract

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the major psychoactive component of marijuana, is a cannabinoid agonist that exerts its effects by activating at least two specific receptors (CB1 and CB2) that belong to the seven transmembrane G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR) family. Both CB1 and CB2 mRNA and proteins are present in the heart. THC treatment was beneficial against hypoxia in neonatal cardiomyocytes in vitro.

 

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23537701