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CB1 & Mammalian Memory

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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Legalization Is a Misnomer

Without dedicated attention to those most harmed by police enforcement of drug laws, their situation might not improve with legalization.
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When CBD Isn't Enough to Treat Epilepsy

Adult epileptics turn to THC when CBD falls short.
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What Causes Seizures?

In this excerpt from "Foundational Concepts in Neuroscience: A Brain-Mind Odyssey" neuroscientist David E. Presti discusses runaway excitation and its role in epilepsy.
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CBD & THC Synergize in Epilepsy

Cannabinoids, particularly CBD, have taken the limelight with their dramatic life-saving effects in some cases of intractable epilepsy.
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Seizures on Synthetic Cannabinoids

Synthetic cannabinoid binds with high potency to the CB1 receptor — about 10-20x higher than THC.
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Cannabis for Fibromyalgia

An Israeli observational study of 367 people using cannabis for fibromyalgia shows promising results.
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Bipolar Disorder & the Endocannabinoid System

Bipolar disorder is rarely considered from the perspective of the endocannabinoid system in mental health.
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CBD for Brain-Damaged Babies?

Could CBD save the lives of babies born with brain damage? A new clinical trial aims to find out.
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Just Say No to Fear

Personally threatening children is not the best way to make kids fear cannabis.

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