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CBD Eye Drops

Cannabis has been well known to treat eye pressure from glaucoma. Recent research indicates that direct topical application of CBD may help neuropathic ocular pain.
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Understanding Synthetic Cannabinoids

A neuroscientist critiques the New York Times report on "Spice," an illicit synthetic cannabinoid.
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The DEA Bursts the CBD Bubble

In December of 2016, the DEA announced that it is implementing new rules that may portend a crackdown on CBD oil products. Educate yourself.
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Mitochondria Mysteries

Scientific data indicates that CBD and THC can affect mitochondria and influence cellular function.

Cannabinoids & Oxidation

In the same way that paint protects metal from rusting or lemon juice protects apples from turning brown, cannabinoids protect our cells from oxidation.
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Cannabis in the Treatment of Age-Related Pain

A patient survey collaboration between Care by Design and Project CBD demonstrated that cannabis appears to be an effective pain management tool.
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Data Distortion: Use & Abuse of Cannabis Science

Misinformation can masquerade as science, especially when it comes to cannabis. Adrian Devitt-Lee highlights how to spot faulty research data.

Why Does Cannabis Produce Cannabinoids?

Why did cannabis evolve to produce cannabinoids? Project CBD responds to a reader's question.
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Is Kratom the CBD of Opioids?

Why are the FDA and DEA trying to block people's access to kratom by making it a Schedule 1 drug?
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I’m Just Mad About Saffron

The health benefits of many common kitchen spices are mediated by the same cannabinoid receptors in the brain and body that cannabis activates.

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