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CBD decreasing nicotine withdrawal

CBD Versus Nicotine

The role of the endocannabinoid system in nicotine addiction is being increasingly acknowledged. Researchers conducted a pilot, randomised double blind placebo controlled study set out to assess the impact of the ad-hoc use of cannabidiol (CBD) in smokers who wished to stop smoking.
Posted: February 24, 2014
Dr. Bonnie Goldstein on cannabis and epilepsy

Dr. Goldstein on Caring for Kids With Epilepsy

Bonni Goldstein, MD, spoke to 120 serious, devoted, desperate, courageous parents in Milpitas, CA, on the subject of CBD and Pediatric Epilepsy. “There’s a lot on the internet that’s opinion,” she said, “I’m here to give you the facts.”
Posted: February 24, 2014
Raphael Mechoulam on the future of cannabinoid science at ICRS

Mechoulam on the Next 50 Years

"Planning Research for the Next Half a Century" was the title of Raphael Mechoulam's talk at the International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS) meeting in Freiburg, Germany in the summer of 2012.
Posted: February 23, 2014
CBD capsules

Cannabis Oil Extraction Methods

Concentrated cannabis oil extracts are becoming increasingly popular among self-medicating patients as a claimed cure for many illnesses. Each oil extraction technique has advantages and disadvantages.
Posted: February 23, 2014
CBD for cancer and schizophrenia

The Straight Dope

New research in medical marijuana is shocking scientists in the industry right out of their white lab coats, and its implications for treating medical conditions that range from cancer to schizophrenia are poised to take the federal government by storm.
Posted: February 21, 2014
CBD for epilepsy

CBD and Epilepsy

Cannabis and its derivatives have been documented for anti-epileptic effects since 1881. Today, the promise of cannabidiol (CBD) as an anti-epileptic treatment is prompting people to move to states that have safe access to medicinal products containing this compound.
Posted: February 20, 2014
The Brain, cannabis, and the endocannabinoid system

The Brain and Marijuana

The discovery of the endocannabinoid system has breathtaking implications for nearly every area of medicine.
Posted: February 19, 2014
Alternet interviews Martin A. Lee of Project CBD

Alternet Interviews Project CBD

As cannabis reforms sweep the nation, it is clear the U.S. has reached a pivotal point in the marijuana dispute. Martin A. Lee's new book Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana—Medical, Recreational and Scientific provides an unprecedented history of the controversial plant.
Posted: February 19, 2014
What Dr. Gupta has overlooked in regards to cannabis medicine

HerbalGram Critiques Sanja Gupta’s CNN Special

Dr. Gupta’s WEED documentary enlightened many viewers on how effective cannabis can be for treating conditions such as young Charlotte Figi’s Dravet Syndrome. Unfortunately, Dr. Gupta disappointed in many areas by failing to investigate important issues at the heart of the medicinal cannabis discussion and by perpetuating false details on cannabis to those who have grown to trust his expertise.
Posted: February 18, 2014
CBD may benefit cardiovascular disease

CBD for Cardiovascular Disease

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a phytocannabinoid, with anti-apoptotic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects and has recently been shown to exert a tissue sparing effect during chronic myocardial ischaemia and reperfusion.
Posted: February 17, 2014