CBD focused federal legislation on hemp

CBD Legislative Update: Federal Developments

Several Cannabis-related bills have been introduced by the U.S. Congress in the current 114th Session. Three of these relate specifically to CBD.
Posted: September 11, 2015
CBD cannabis drug interactions

CBD-Drug Interactions: Role of Cytochrome P450

At sufficient dosages, CBD will temporarily deactivate cytochrome P450 enzymes, thereby altering how we metabolize a wide range of compounds.
Posted: September 8, 2015
Cannabis use disorder misconceptions

Dubious Diagnostics: APA, Official Sponsor of ‘Cannabis Abuse’

“Cannabis Abuse” is one of many conditions defined by the DSM under “Substance Use Disorder.” So how do doctors distinguish a Substance Use Disorder from medical use of a drug?
Posted: September 1, 2015
Solar power cannabis history at Emerald Pharms

Fortunate Sun: Solar Power and the Birth of the American Cannabis Industry

When solar energy pioneer John Schaeffer sold the first panel to a U.S. retail customer in Mendocino County in 1978, he didn’t realize that he had struck a blow against the war on drugs.
Posted: August 26, 2015
Marijuana use in teens does not cause later health issues

Study: Chronic Marijuana Use by Teens Not Linked to Later Health Issues

Chronic marijuana use by young teens was not linked with mental or physical disorders more than two decades later, a new study found.
Posted: August 21, 2015
Nora Volkow on CBD

Nora Volkow on the “Potential Promise” of CBD

Earth to NIDA: CBD provides well documented medical benefits. That is a fact. Not a “potential promise.”
Posted: August 10, 2015
The Scientist, a movie about the life of Raphael Mechoulam

“The Scientist”—The Life and Work of Raphael Mechoulam

A documentary film tells the story of the “father of cannabinoid medicine,” from his early days as a child of the Holocaust through his career as chief investigator into the world’s most misunderstood plant.
Posted: July 31, 2015
vape pen safety

How Safe is Your Vape Pen?

Project CBD science advisor Jahan Marcu, PhD, reports on the hidden dangers of propylene glycol and vape pens that smolder.
Posted: July 14, 2015
Flaws in CBD Only laws

Prohibition’s Last Gasp: “CBD Only”

Industrial hemp oil marketers tried to put a positive spin on the Food and Drug Administration’s recent slap-down of companies that pitch CBD products as legal in all 50 states.
Posted: March 26, 2015
Phytecs team includes Raphael Mechoulam & Ethan Russo

Launch Of Phytecs, A Cannabinoid Science Powerhouse

Israeli scientist Raphael Mechoulam and Ethan Russo, formerly of GW Pharmaceuticals, to lead a major R&D effort.
Posted: March 4, 2015