How CBD Works

How CBD Works

Cannabis has been at the center of one of the most exciting—and underreported—developments in modern science. Research on marijuana’s effects led directly to the discovery of a hitherto unknown biochemical communication system in the human body, the Endocannabiod System, which plays a crucial role in regulating our physiology, mood, and everyday experience.

Articles in How CBD Works

Exploring the therapeutic potential of CBD's botanical precursor
25 years of groundbreaking research — an annotated history.
Olive oil and endocannabinoid receptors
Olive oil has many health benefits, but only recently have scientists learned that important therapeutic attributes are mediated by the endocannabinoid system.
CBD and gene expression
CBD may reduces brain cancer and breast cancer cell proliferation and metastasis by inhibiting the expression of the ID-1 gene.

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Europe struggles to regulate CBD, while the UN votes to reclassify cannabis for medical use.

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In compiling a list of conditions that CBD may help, we examined hundreds of peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals.

Cannabis Conversations

Project CBD talks with Dr. Bonni Goldstein about whole plant cannabis remedies, nonintoxicating cannabinoids, and cancer care for children.
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.

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