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History

Learn more about the dramatic social history of cannabis from its origins to its re-emergence in the '60s as a defining force in a culture war.

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Project CBD honors the huge contributions of women leaders in the burgeoning field of cannabinoid research.
Expert cannabis botanist and geneticist Ryan Lee talks to Project CBD about breeding cannabis, THC & CBD content, and how to interpret lab data.
Illustration of a forest of mushrooms at night. The mushrooms are dark blue and in shadow, and dim light illuminates the background to a dark aqua.
Humans love finding ways to alter their consciousness, and psychedelic plants have long provided a way to do so. Why do these plants produce intoxicating compounds?
Will Foster, a middle-aged white man with a receding hairline, stands in front of an Oklahoma skyline. He is wearing a short-sleeve blue button-up shirt.
After decades of draconian cannabis policy, Oklahoma is now leading the way on how to regulate cannabis.
Project CBD speaks with news outlets around the world to educate the public on CBD and cannabis therapeutics.
Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness and Violence
Jahan Marcu, PhD, exposes major flaws in a new book that revives reefer madness stereotypes about cannabis, psychosis and violence.
A cannabis seed sitting on top of coco soil has sprouted a taproot.
The resinous flower tops aren't the only part of the cannabis plant imbued with therapeutic promise.
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New beer brews with cannabis terpenes—and hops oil extracts fortified with THC.
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Learn about CBD and cannabis for specific symptoms and conditions.
Dennis Peron established San Fransisco's first Cannabis Buyers Club in open defiance of the law. In doing so, he provided vital medicine for many people suffering from AIDS-related illnesses.

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What science says about CBD as an anti-viral agent. And, how prohibition is making a bad situation worse.

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Cannabis Conversations

Expert cannabis botanist and geneticist Ryan Lee talks to Project CBD about breeding cannabis, THC & CBD content, and how to interpret lab data.
Project CBD speaks with Dr. Rachel Knox about "endocannabinology," THC/CBD synergies, and whole food nutrition.
Ethan Russo, MD, speaks with Project CBD about CBG, cannabinoid acids, and the global CBD phenomenon.

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