A chimpanzee sits in a green field with their legs crossed and an arm resting on the higher leg. They are looking directly at the camera.

Many Animals Know How to Self-Medicate

Humans aren't the only species who know how to ingest medicinal plants for their health. Discover the botanical remedies that other animals take, and why they have evolved to do so.
Posted: June 15, 2017
How much THCA to take

Dosing THCA: Less Is More

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.
Posted: May 31, 2017
Cannabis and spirituality

Cannabis & Spirituality

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.
Posted: May 31, 2017
Lack of pesticides regulation in the cannabis industry

Burning Issue: Cannabis Pesticide Regulations Need Rethink

Two common pesticides used on cannabis, Eagle 20 and pyrethrins, highlight the inconsistency of current pesticide regulations. Learn why it is paramount to study the health effects of heating pesticides.​
Posted: May 5, 2017
A Scottish fold cat snigges a cannabi leaf against a blurred-out light colored background.

Claws & Effect: Cannabis Medicine for Pets

All beings with a backbone have an endocannabinoid system. Is cannabis medicine a good option for the health of your dog or cat?
Updated: March 25, 2019
book excerpt from "Cannabinoids and the Brain" by Linda A Parker

Cannabis, Mood & Depression [BOOK EXCERPT]

Linda A. Parker explains the mood enhancing and anti-depressant qualities of CBD and THC.
Posted: April 19, 2017
vape pen safety

Toxic Vape Oil Additives Endanger Patients

Vaporizer pens are a trendy and discrete manner to consume cannabis. However, commonly used thinning agents in many products on the market are harmful when heated and inhaled.
Posted: April 4, 2017
Crackdown on CBD hemp oil companies

CBD's Uncertain Future: Raids or Riches?

How will botanical CBD be regulated when cannabidiol is approved as a pharmaceutical?
Posted: April 4, 2017
A pumpkin curry recipe packed with medicinal benefits

Recipe: DNA-Repairing Pumpkin Curry

Food is medicine. This delicious pumpkin curry recipe by Nature Going Smart is full of ingredients with powerful healing properties.
Posted: March 21, 2017
A cut avocado, bowl of olive oil, salmon fillet, bowls of cashews, pistachios, and almonds sit on a white marble background.

Diet & the Endocannabinoid System

New research on how the ECS impacts hunger, diet, digestion, and energy metabolism.
Updated: January 15, 2019