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Five Fallacies About Hemp

It's been months since Congress passed the Farm Bill legalizing hemp for cultivation. It's high time we rectify some common myths about this plant.
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Cannabis Legalization & Opioid Overdose

Opioids leave much to be desired in medical treatment. They are highly addictive, very lethal, and not all that effective for treating chronic pain.

Synthetic Cannabinoids in England

Going by names like Spice and K2, synthetic cannabinoids are largely a result of prohibition.
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CBD & Liver Damage

Warning about the dangers of drinking over 10 bottles of Epidiolex at once adds nothing useful to the discussion.
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CB1 & Hormone Therapy

A new study indicates that activating CB1 may prolong the window during which hormone replacement therapy can reduce depression and improve worsening memory associated with menopause.

Cannabis in Hospice Care

The elderly are the fastest growing population of cannabis users. But how do hospice workers feel about their patients using cannabis?

Cannabis: Gateway to Herbal Medicine

Dozens of plants – not just cannabis – contain compounds that interact with the endocannabinoid system.
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Doctor My Eyes

Scientists at the University of Indiana have recently described the role of cannabinoids in healing wounds on the cornea
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Preventing Pain with Orphan Receptors

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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Natural High: CBD Augments Anandamide

It has been known for some time that CBD acutely increases endogenous cannabinoid levels.

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