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Kratom, cannabis and opiates

Is Kratom the CBD of Opioids?

Kratom is an unique medicinal herb with pain relieving properties that function as an opiate substitute. So why is the FDA and the DEA trying to block people's access to it by making it a Schedule 1 drug?
Posted: September 23, 2016
Colorful test tubes

Current Therapeutic Cannabis Controversies and Clinical Trial Design Issues

A review article by Dr. Ethan Russo on current cannabis controversies, including new data on pesticide contamination in the legal cannabis market in Washington State.
Posted: September 16, 2016
Spices that interact with the endocannabinoid system

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.
Posted: August 31, 2016

When Bob Dylan Turned the Beatles On To Marijuana

On August 28th, 1964, Bob Dylan introduced the Beatles to cannabis for their first time. And the rest is more than just rock 'n' roll history.
Posted: August 25, 2016
Ethan Russo Endocannabinoid deficiency

Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency Reconsidered

Dr. Ethan Russo examines recent science on migraine, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel and other treatment-resistant syndromes that may respond to cannabinoid therapies.
Posted: August 2, 2016
Dustin Sulak speaking about how medical cannabis can help the opioid crisis

America’s Opiate Crisis: How Medical Cannabis Can Help

Dr. Dustin Sulak on a neglected treatment option for opioid addiction: medical marijuana.
Posted: July 25, 2016
Why pharmaceutical companies opposed marijuana legalization

One Striking Chart Shows Why Pharma Companies are Fighting Legal Marijuana

A recent study finds that painkiller abuse and overdose are lower in states with medical marijuana laws on the books.
Posted: July 18, 2016
Cannabis medicine is rooted in science

Cannabis as Medicine Has Strong Roots in Science

Neuroscientist Greg Gerdeman, PhD challenges health professionals and researchers to study cannabis science and therapeutics.
Posted: July 18, 2016
ICRS Bukovina Cannabinoid Science

ICRS 2016: Report from Bukovina

The 2016 meeting of the International Cannabinoid Research Society focused on the latest research in cannabinoid studies and the endocannabinoid system.
Posted: July 5, 2016
Ethan Russo endocannabinoid deficiency

Dr. Ethan Russo: CBD & Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency

In this installment of Cannabis Conversations, Dr. Ethan Russo discusses clinical endocannabinoid deficiency and ways to target the endocannabinoid system for therapeutic benefit.
Posted: June 21, 2016