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 [BOOK EXCERPT]

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
benefits of juicing raw cannabis

Benefits of Juicing Cannabis

A Mendocino County-based physician, recommends eating—or juicing and then drinking—raw cannabis leaf and bud as a way to achieve megadose therapeutic impact from marijuana without psychoactive effect. But some claims about juicing cannabis are unsubstantiated and misleading.
Posted: February 16, 2014
Dixie Elixir CBD products

A Review of Dixie Elixirs' CBD Products

Denver-based Dixie X Elixirs and Edibles recently launched a new line of ingestible CBD products to complement its medicated foodstuffs, tinctures, and creams infused with THC. Project CBD gives Dixie's CBD products a thumbs-down.
Posted: February 14, 2014
Review of Smoke Signals from High Times

High Times Review of Smoke Signals

"Hallelujah and glory be to Smoke Signals, Martin Lee’s bodacious new book, which...chronicles everything and everyone worth chronicling in the annals of marijuana—from George Washington, who grew it; to Drug Czar Harry Anslinger, who aimed to kill it; to Barack Obama, who enjoyed getting high on it as a teen."
Posted: February 14, 2014
Smoke Signals wins James A. Duke Excellence in Botanical Literature Award

Book Award for Smoke Signals

The nonprofit American Botanical Council (ABC) is pleased to announce this year’s James A. Duke Excellence in Botanical Literature Award recipients. The recipient in the popular and consumer books category is Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana—Medical, Recreational, and Scientific by Martin A. Lee.
Posted: February 13, 2014
Cannabis and teens

Marijuana & Teen Brain Damage

A teen who consumes alcohol is likely to have reduced brain tissue health, but a teen who uses marijuana is not, according to a new study. Researchers scanned the brains of 92 adolescents, ages 16 to 20, before and after an 18-month period.
Posted: February 12, 2014