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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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Many drugs have been proposed as treatment for cannabis addiction, from pure THC or CBD-rich cannabis, to Ambien.
Going by names like Spice and K2, synthetic cannabinoids are largely a result of prohibition.
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Warning about the dangers of drinking over 10 bottles of Epidiolex at once adds nothing useful to the discussion.
Dozens of plants – not just cannabis – contain compounds that interact with the endocannabinoid system.
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Scientists at the University of Indiana have recently described the role of cannabinoids in healing wounds on the cornea
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Mexican and Texan scientists describe the modern approach to pain treatment and propose a future role of cannabinoids, GPR18, and GPR55 in preventing pain
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It has been known for some time that CBD acutely increases endogenous cannabinoid levels.
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A new wave of research points toward cannabinoids having an adaptive, immunomodulating effect.
Project CBD speaks with neuroscientist Greg Gerdeman on the endocannabinoid system and the biology of wellness.
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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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