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ba0001oc3.1 | Osteoporosis pathophysiology and genetics | ECTS2013

Heavy cannabis use negatively impacts on bone density: a population based prospective study

Sophocleous Antonia , McKenzie James , Robertson Roy , Ralston Stuart H

The endocannabinoid system has important effects on bone mass and bone turnover. Mice with targeted inactivation of type 1 (CB1) and type 2 (CB2) cannabinoid receptors develop osteoporosis with increasing age raising the possibility that cannabinoid receptor agonists might protect against age-related bone loss. Since cannabis is the most widely used illegal drug and its main psychotropic component -Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)- is an agonist at CB1 and CB2 receptors, we ...