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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.

Dr. Stacey Kerr discusses the controversial topic of cannabis use during pregnancy and shares her clinical experience with expecting mothers.
Dr. Paula Dall’Stella at ICRS conference in Montreal, June 2017
New findings highlight CBD’s therapeutic potential for cancer, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, high blood pressure, and other disorders.
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Project CBD exposes fraud and financial interests behind misleading report suggesting that CBD converts to THC in the stomach.
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A neuroscientist critiques the New York Times report on "Spice," an illicit synthetic cannabinoid.
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Misinformation can masquerade as science, especially when it comes to cannabis. Adrian Devitt-Lee highlights how to spot faulty research data.
Why did cannabis evolve to produce cannabinoids? Project CBD responds to a reader's question.
Spices that interact with the endocannabinoid system
The health benefits of many common kitchen spices are mediated by the same cannabinoid receptors in the brain and body that cannabis activates.
Neuroscientist Greg Gerdeman, PhD challenges health professionals and researchers to study cannabis science and therapeutics.

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