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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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Unbalanced cannabinoid tone appears to play a role in chronic kidney disease, with CB1 receptors overactivated and CB2 receptors dificient.
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Forget clones. Seeds are the future of hemp farming. New developments in CBD genetics are about to shake up the cannabis industry.
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A comparison of the antitumoral activity of single-molecule THC and whole plant cannabis oil.
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A study led by scientists in Spain indicates that the endocannabinoid system plays an important role in the treatment of HER2-positive cancer.
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An “orphan receptor” is the term for a receptor in the body whose natural activator is not known.
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The study also provides support for using CBD as a first-line treatment for epilepsy, rather than a last resort.
Study highlights a significant medical value of THC.
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The data didn’t support the notion that teens using cannabis causes any changes in the developing brain.
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Adenomyosis is a menstrual complication that causes heavier bleeding and pain during a woman’s period. About one in five women suffer from it.
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Preclinical studies are supposed to provide precise, controllable, and translational models for human diseases. That's not always the case.

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