THCA (tetrahydrocannabinolic acid) is the non-psychoactive acid form of THC found in the plant when raw. THCA converts to THC when it is decarboxylated. Discover the clinical and laboratory research on THCA for epilepsy, chronic pain, digestive disorders, and more.
The genus Cannabis has been seen and felt as a being, or a deity, in multiple cultures. This book excerpt by Kathleen Harrison discusses some of the historical cultural and spiritual uses of the cannabis plant across the globe.
Pesticide use in the cannabis industry is a widespread issue. Two common pesticides used in marijuana, Eagle 20 and pyrethrins, highlight the inconsistency of current pesticide regulations. Learn why It is paramount to study the effects of heating pesticides and their present and longterm effects.
All beings with a backbone have an endocannabinoid system. Is cannabis medicine a good option for the health of your dog or cat?
Vaporizer pens are a trendy and discrete manner to vaporize cannabis medicine. However, commonly used thinning agent in many products on the market are harmful when heated and inhaled.
Food is medicine. This delicious pumpkin curry recipe by Nature Going Smart is full of ingredients with powerful healing properties.
The endocannabinoid system regulates numerous physiological processes, including intestinal function, glucose metabolism, and stress response. New research discusses the roles of CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors pertaining to diet, digestion, and energy metabolism.
A cutting edge paper from three cannabis friendly medical professionals— Dustin Sulak, Russel Saneto, and Bonni Goldstein— outlines case reports and the applications of cannabis medicine for epilepsy and seizure disorders.
Which growing method produces better cannabis – sungrown, indoors, or greenhouse? Here is a breakdown of the pros and cons.
Project CBD exposes fraud and financial interests behind misleading report suggesting that CBD converts to THC in the stomach.
High Times article by Martin A Lee highlights the breakthrough research on CBD, and how it has revolutionized the story of cannabis medicine.
Project CBD has launched our Spanish language website so that 427 million native speakers across the world will have access to health positive news on cannabis therapeutics.
The placebo effect happens when an expectation of benefit in a treatment creates the same response as an actual treatment. How does the power of thought influence the endocannabinoid system and our health?
While it has been demonstrated that marijuana may help to alleviate migraine headaches, the mechanisms of how it does so is relatively unknown. Dr. Bonni Goldstein highlights current research about the applications for cannabinoid medicine for severe headaches and shares a patient testimony of a mother who found relief from her migraines using THC dominant cannabis.
The Society of Cannabis Clinicians calls on the medical board for more sensible policies towards cannabis, which includes collaboration with medical cannabis dispensaries as well as removing the stigma of cannabis as a substance of abuse.
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.
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.