Effects of cannabinoids on prostaglandin levels in the CNS

In rats, THC at 2 mg kg caused a specific 33 reduction of PGE2 when measured in a bioassay procedure (Coupar and Taylor, 1982). This was accompanied by the induction of hypothermia and catatonia followed by sedation. Two points need to be made on these observations. First, is the non-specific nature of the measurements and second, is the possible involvement of THC metabolites in the inhibitory effect on PG levels. By contrast, in a study using radioimmunoassay, similar doses of THC in the rat...