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cannabis terpenes for aroma and effect

Terpenes: Smell the Mystery

Terpenes are compounds that give cannabis its unique smell and make each strain unique. Terpenes have important therapeutic effects, as well.
Posted: March 1, 2014
Cannabis and alcoholism

Alcoholism and the Endocannabinoid System

Scientists have only recently begun to investigate and understand the critical role that the endocannabinoid system plays in alcohol addiction and various mood disorders. Alcohol dependence is linked to down-regulation of endocannabinoids and CB1 brain receptors.
Posted: February 27, 2014
Clinical Studies with Cannabis and Cannabinoids

Clinical Studies with Cannabis and Cannabinoids, 2005-2009

A growing number of clinical studies indicate that cannabis or single cannabinoids may have medicinal value for certain diseases. Between 1975 and the present, at least 110 controlled clinical studies have been published, assessing well over 6,100 patients suffering from a wide range of conditions.
Posted: February 26, 2014
cannabis for PTSD and stress response

Cannabinoid Science Sheds New Light on the Darkness of PTSD

Recent scientific research highlights the crucial role of the endocannabinoid system in protecting against post-traumatic stress disorder.
Posted: February 25, 2014
CBD decreasing nicotine withdrawal

CBD Versus Nicotine

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