Martin A. Lee

Martin A. Lee is the co-founder and director of Project CBD, an educational platform that focuses on cannabis science and therapeutics. Hs is author of several books, including Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana – Medical, Recreational and Scientific, winner of the American Botanical Council’s James A. Duke Award for Excellence in Botanical Literature. The 2016 winner of the Emerald Cup’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Lee is also co-founder of the media watch group FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting) and the author of Acid Dreams: The Complete Social History of LSD – The CIA, the Sixties and Beyond.

Cannabis Dosing Conundrum

What’s the best way to take your medicine?

It’s relatively easy to experience medical benefits from cannabis. A puff or two of a resin-rich reefer can do the trick for a lot of people.

But smoking marijuana is not the be-all and end-all of cannabis therapeutics. One doesn’t have to smoke marijuana or get high to experience the medical benefits of cannabis.

Cannabis and Humulus: A Family Reunion

Once upon a time, cannabis and humulus (hops) were the same plant.

About 27 million years ago, cannabis and hops diverged from their common ancestor and evolved as separate botanical species.

Today, cannabis and humulus are identified as distinct species within the same plant family Cannabaceae. One can see a family resemblance in the jagged-edged leaves emblematic of both plants.