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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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While smoking cannabis appears to be helpful for diabetics managing weight and insulin levels, synthetic cannabinoids could be dangerous.
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Project CBD talks with Dr. Bonni Goldstein about whole plant cannabis remedies, nonintoxicating cannabinoids, and cancer care for children.
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Another hare-brained idea about cannabis replacement therapy from NIDA.
Expert cannabis botanist and geneticist Ryan Lee talks to Project CBD about breeding cannabis, THC & CBD content, and how to interpret lab data.
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A flawed study by Harvard scientists claims that marijuana impairs driving even when users aren't high.
Scientists often interpret research to suit funding goals. Why is that problematic?
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Illinois coroners are blaming a mother’s alleged marijuana use for the death of her newborn.
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Slower drivers pose a risk to roadway safety, according to a recent study out of the University of Toronto.
Synthetic cannabinoids warrant careful scrutiny in relationship to vaping-related lung injuries.
An extensive review of the scientific literature by Project CBD has found that the CDC’s diagnostic criteria for confirmed cases in the ongoing vaping-related outbreak parallels the symptoms of pulmonary injury associated with the use of “synthetic cannabinoids."

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