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Core Cannabis Course: 2-AG

Updated: Mar 24, 2023

Welcome to homework assignment CCC 1.9 of the Core Cannabis Course from Higher Learning LV. This assignment teaches students about the endocannabinoid 2-AG. This cannabinoid is involved in the maintenance of the endocannabinoid system and its overall health. Some researchers hypothesize that some cannabinoids—including CBD—mimic the behavior of 2-AG (likewise, the phytocannabinoid delta-9 THC is said to mimic the endocannabinoid anandamide, the subject of the following homework assignment).


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What is 2-AG?

The two major endocannabinoids produced by the human endocannabinoid system (ECS) are 2-AG and anandamide. 2-AG is short for 2-arachidonoylglycerol and was discovered in 1994 by Japanese researchers at Teikyo University. Raphael Mechoulam and his student Shimon Ben-Shabat at Hebrew University first isolated 2-AG from the gut of a dog in 1995, three years following the discovery of the endocannabinoid anandamide.

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