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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 9, Issue 3 (2020)

Phytochemical profile of cannabis plant: A review

Author(s):

Ashaolu Victoria Oladimeji and MF Valan

Abstract:
Cannabis plant is increasingly becoming a topic of public discussion. All efforts by United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs (UNODC) have triggered a major obstacle for cannabis to be seen for its medicinal potentials. However, over the years, illegal cannabis consumption has grown making users’ cannabis dependent. Cannabis dependency affects the users’ brain and body, initiating side effects which pose risk of survival, attacking the Central Nervous System, responsible for sanity and co-ordination. Cannabis contains more than 400 bioactive constituents worthy of investigation. Neurological disorder caused by cannabis dependency is associated with its primary constituent THC, tetrahydrocannabinol. This compound increases the dopamine level of the brain. This paper is expected to contribute a more rational approach involving the use of dopamine antagonist as a cure to cannabis dependency.

Pages: 680-687  |  1834 Views  888 Downloads


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How to cite this article:
Ashaolu Victoria Oladimeji and MF Valan. Phytochemical profile of cannabis plant: A review. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(3):680-687. DOI: 10.22271/phyto.2020.v9.i3k.11350

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