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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.

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Confused about cannabis addiction and withdrawal? So are the experts.
Project CBD speaks with Matt Elmes, PhD, director of new product development at CannaCraft, about his post-doctoral research on CBD, fatty acid transport molecules, and the ECS.
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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.
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Scientists examined how savoring positive experiences predicts aspects of problematic cannabis use, but the numbers don't add up.
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β-caryophyllene is a terpene present in cannabis as well as many dark green, leafy vegetables.
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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..
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Caffeine may block other effect of cannabinoids
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A recent article in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health warns about the dangers of teens falling in love.
New discoveries reported at ICRS symposium highlight CBD's potential for treating anxiety, cancer, heart disease, substance abuse, brain injuries, and more.
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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.

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