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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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A new wave of research points toward cannabinoids having an adaptive, immunomodulating effect.
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Is cannabis a reproductive toxin? Should products include warning labels? Project CBD responds to call for public comment by California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment.
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To what extent is research on cannabis in pregnancy complicated by tobacco?
"What about the children?" is a mantra that has been used to propel prohibition with misplaced fear.

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