The Weed Cortex

Science Daily reports on U.S. and Brazilian scientists' discovery that the brain manufactures proteins that act like marijuana at specific receptors in the brain:

"The War on Drugs has hit very close to home," said Gerald Weissmann, M.D., Editor-in-Chief of The FASEB Journal. "Last year, scientists found that our skin makes its own marijuana-like substance. Now, we see that our brain has been making proteins that act directly on the marijuana receptors in our head. The next step is for scientists to come up with new medicines that eliminate the nasty side of pota better joint, so to speak."