Quick Hits

Welcome to Project CBD Quick Hits, where we collect some of the most interesting and informative tidbits of research into cannabis over the past week.
Posted: Enero 1, 2020
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One of the biggest issues with an unregulated drug market is the presence of adulterants. Many of the adulterants found in samples of LSD are potentially lethal - unlike the drug they intend to mimic. Read more
Posted: Noviembre 26, 2019
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Uruguayan researchers found that a low dose of cannabis increased some mating behaviors, a high dose reduced them, and any dose increased sensitivity to pleasurable touch.  Read more
Posted: Noviembre 15, 2019
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High cannabis users consistently drive more slowly than those who don’t use. And when users aren’t high, they drive more cautiously and consistently than non-users. Researchers try to make this sound like a bad thing. Read more
Posted: Noviembre 14, 2019
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A letter published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) highlighted that legalizing adult use of cannabis is correlated with lower rates of teen use. Read more
Posted: Noviembre 5, 2019
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The EPA has refused to provide pesticide regulations for the cannabis industry. So states have to create their own regulations by banning and “recommending” the pesticides they deem appropriate. A new study examines batches of cannabis that failed pesticide screening in Oregon.  Read more

More quick hits

Posted: Noviembre 4, 2019
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A recent publication described aspects of the interaction between CBD and clobazam but they’re a little late to the game
Posted: Octubre 29, 2019
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CBD has shown some promise in anxiety and panic disorders, from public speaking to schizophrenia. A group of London researchers followed up on these results with an experiment published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology.
Posted: Octubre 21, 2019
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Confused about cannabis addiction and withdrawal? So are the experts. Researchers were recently surprised to find that cannabis use was not well correlated with its own supposed withdrawal syndrome.
Posted: Octubre 18, 2019
Compounds from nutmeg, a spice already well-known for its hallucinogenic effects at high doses, may also interact with our endocannabinoid systems.
Posted: Octubre 3, 2019
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“[T]he degree of impairment resulting from recent cannabis use is difficult to distinguish from other conditions such as advancing age or use of certain medications,” according to a review in The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse. It begs the question of why cannabis should be treated differently.

Posted: Octubre 2, 2019
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A recent analysis examined the incidences of fatal car crashes in the five years before and after cannabis legalization in Colorado and Washington.
Posted: Octubre 1, 2019
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After over a century of failing to find a causal link between cannabis use and schizophrenia, proponents of Reefer Madness have had to couch their warnings.
Posted: Septiembre 30, 2019
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Scientists examined how savoring positive experiences predicts aspects of problematic cannabis use, but the numbers don’t add up.
Posted: Septiembre 25, 2019
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Evidence is accumulating that the endocannabinoid system contributes significantly to the so-called “runner’s high.”
Posted: Septiembre 24, 2019
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Cannabinoids seem promising for treating the symptoms or progression of rheumatoid arthritis. A new controlled trial seeks to study CBD and THC’s impacat on arthritic pain.
Posted: Septiembre 23, 2019
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Brazilian researchers looked into CBD’s health effects in an animal model of diabetic brain damage due to oxygen deprivation and found promising results.
Posted: Septiembre 20, 2019
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β-caryophyllene (BCP) is a terpene present in cannabis as well as many dark green, leafy vegetables. This CB2 activator could be beneficial in treating many problems associated with type 2 diabetes.
Posted: Septiembre 12, 2019
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It is increasingly recognized that cannabidiol can moderate many of the effects of THC, but the mechanisms by which CBD does this aren’t obvious. The neurotransmitter adenosine may be one important link.
Posted: Septiembre 12, 2019
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Some research has shown that caffeine can amplify the short-term forgetfulness caused by THC. A new study indicates that the caffeine may block other effect of cannabinoids.
Posted: Septiembre 11, 2019
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Dosing CBD and other cannabinoids is challenging. An article in Molecules detailed the absorption and kinetics of a new formulation of self-emulsifying CBD.
Posted: Septiembre 10, 2019
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Researchers from eight different countries recently collaborated on an article warning about the dangers of teens falling in love.
Posted: Septiembre 9, 2019
Liver and alcohol
The protective effect of cannabinoids for those living with Type 2 diabetes and obesity is particularly pronounced among people with schizophrenia. Why?
Posted: Julio 23, 2019
Keto diet & CBD, cannabis
A recent study from pharmacologists at the University of Minnesota examined how eating a meal affects the absorption of CBD.
Posted: Julio 20, 2019
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One broad effect of CBD and THC is the stimulation of neurogenesis — the production and integration of new neurons in the brain.
Posted: Julio 16, 2019
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Recent research has indicated a role of endocannabinoids in endometriosis and related diseases.