Both milk thistle and cannabis convey therapeutic benefits that are mediated by the endocannabinoid system. The active component in milk thistle, silymarin, is responsible for its liver protective qualities and influence both CB1 and CB2 receptors throughout the body.
Cannabis has been well known to treat eye pressure associated with glaucoma. Now new research indicates that direct topical application of cannabidiol (CBD) may be beneficial for neuropathic ocular pain.
The street popularity of synthetic cannabinoid products such as "Spice" and others have caused problems for users. None of the naturally occurring cannabinoids from the marijuana plant have evolved to be full agonists of the cannabinoid receptors. Dr. Greg Gerdeman weighs in on how synthetic cannabinoid products are a result of cannabis prohibition.
In December of 2016, the DEA announced that it is implementing new rules that may portend a crackdown on CBD oil products. Misinformation claiming cannabidiol was legal was promoted by numerous online businesses. Educate yourself about the situation and what you can do.
Scientific data indicates that CBD & THC can affect mitochondria, the energy adaptors that power every multicellular organism. How do cannabinoids influence cellular function?
Nishi Whiteley discusses the theme of cannabinoids and oxidation from her book "Chronic Relief: A Guide to Cannabis for the Terminally & Chronically Ill". In the same way that paint protects metal from rusting or lemon juice protects apples from turning brown, cannabinoids protect our cells from oxidation.
A patient survey collaboration between Care by Design and Project CBD demonstrated that cannabis appears to be an effective pain management tool with few negative side effects. The study also found that a significant decrease in opiate usage among elderly patients while taking medical cannabis.
Video interview with medical cannabis pioneer Alice O’Leary Randall on the momentous court case that launched the medical marijuana movement.
Misinformation can masquerade as science, especially when it comes to cannabis. Adrian Devitt-Lee highlights how analysis can be skewed for a variety of factors and gives insight on how to spot faulty research data.
We answer a question from a reader about the evolutionary reason that Cannabis produces its cannabinoid compounds.
Kratom is an unique medicinal herb with pain relieving properties that function as an opiate substitute. So why is the FDA and the DEA trying to block people's access to it by making it a Schedule 1 drug?
A review article by Dr. Ethan Russo on current cannabis controversies, including new data on pesticide contamination in the legal cannabis market in Washington State.
Numerous plants -- not just cannabis -- are endowed with compounds that interact directly or indirectly with the endocannabinoid system. The health benefits of many common kitchen spices are mediated by the same cannabinoid receptors in the human brain and body that marijuana activates.
On August 28th, 1964 Bob Dylan introduced the Beatles to cannabis for their first time. And the rest is more than just rock 'n' roll history.
A pioneer neurologist, Dr. Ethan Russo, examines recent scientific data on migraine, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel, and other treatment-resistant syndromes that may respond to cannabinoid therapies.
A recent study finds that painkiller abuse and overdose are lower in states with medical marijuana laws on the books.
Neuroscientist Greg Gerdeman, PhD, one of the rare professors to teach the endocannabinoid system in college, challenges health professionals and researchers to study cannabis science and therapeutics.
Many health professionals have little to no experience with cannabis therapeutics and are not able to guide people on this subject. So Project CBD has created a beginner’s guide to cannabidiol & cannabis therapeutics to address key questions of CBD users.
The 2016 meeting of the International Cannabinoid Research Society focused on the latest research in cannabinoid studies and the endocannabinoid system.
Clinical endocannabinoid deficiency and ways to target the endocannabinoid system for therapeutic benefit.
Long-term marijuana use is not associated with a raft of physical health problems, according to a new study, with one surprising exception: gum disease.
Greg Gerdeman, assistant professor of Biology at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, recently spoke at the Annual Meeting of the Congress of Clinical Rheumatology on cannabinoid treatment for rheumatic diseases.
Low-dose and high-dose treatments, protocols for chronic users, and the potential benefits of psychoactivity.
New scientific data shows that CBD interacts directly with the CB1 cannabinoid receptor in ways that are therapeutically relevant while modulating the psychoactive effects of THC. CBD lowers the ceiling on the ability of THC and endogenous cannabinoids to stimulate CB1. Cannabidiol is a profound mood-altering substance, even if it may not have a “high”.
Companion planting is a method of cultivation where plants are grown together to promote a dynamic, flourishing ecosystem. Some cannabis cultivators have begun adopting these practices, resulting in multiple benefits.
Some good news for admirers of the first CBD-rich cultivars discovered in California: The breeder of the infamous Jamaican Lion strain is releasing a new seed line.
Huge interest in the medicinal potential of CBD has catalyzed a rebirth of industrial hemp in the U.S. But is hemp the best source of CBD?