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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.

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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Caryophyllene (BCP) and its derivative caryophyllene oxide (BCPO) are particularly significant terpenoids found in many green leafy vegetables.
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And did cannabidiol really kill four-and-a-half mice?
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How do cannabinoids affect memory and learning? It seems like a simple question, but the kind of memory, the species, the animals’ age and sex all affect the answer.
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Synthetic cannabinoid binds with high potency to the CB1 receptor — about 10-20x higher than THC.
CBD oil seems to be everywhere these days. But how much do we actually know about CBD?
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Preventing nausea is a common medical use of cannabis. But nausea is a multi-faceted feeling.
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Scientists employed by the US government filed a patent in 2001 for cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants, citing their potential for treating Alzheimer’s disease among others.
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A new paper from scientists at Stonybrook University examined the importance of FABPs in the breakdown of THC in the liver.

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