cannabinoids have excellent therapeutic potential for the treatment of epilepsy. In the brain, the endocannabinoid system tends to keep neuronal activity wihtin acceptable boundaries. More importantly, cannabinoids prevent hypersynchronisation of cortical neurons (which is the very definition of a seizure).


Cav2.2 is a calcium channel of the N-type that is involved in many basal brain processes including learning and memory. Cav2.2 is not a classic cannabinoid receptor but its activity is modulated by cannabinoids.