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placebo effect cannabinoid receptors

Mind Over Matter Over Mind

The placebo effect happens when an expectation of benefit in a treatment creates the same response as an actual treatment. How does the power of thought influence the endocannabinoid system and our health?
Posted: 6 months 2 weeks ago
migraine headaches in cannabis revealed by bonni goldstein

Migraine Headaches

While it has been demonstrated that marijuana may help to alleviate migraine headaches, the mechanisms of how it does so is relatively unknown. Dr. Bonni Goldstein highlights current research about the applications for cannabinoid medicine for severe headaches and shares a patient testimony of a mother who found relief from her migraines using THC dominant cannabis.
Posted: 7 months 1 day ago
Marijuana doctors

Society of Cannabis Clinicians Critiques AMA Guidelines

The Society of Cannabis Clinicians calls on the AMA for more sensible policies towards cannabis, including research collaboration with doctors and medical cannabis dispensaries, as well as removing the stigma of cannabis as a substance of abuse.
Posted: 7 months 1 day ago
milk thistle, liver, and the endocannabinoid system

Weed Power: Milk Thistle, Liver Disease & the Endocannabinoid System

Both milk thistle and cannabis convey therapeutic benefits that are mediated by the endocannabinoid system. The active component in milk thistle, silymarin, is responsible for its liver protective qualities and influence both CB1 and CB2 receptors throughout the body.
Posted: 7 months 2 weeks ago
cbd eye drops for ocular pain

CBD Eye Drops

Cannabis has been well known to treat eye pressure associated with glaucoma. Now recent research indicates that direct topical application of cannabidiol (CBD) may be beneficial for neuropathic ocular pain.
Posted: 7 months 2 weeks ago
synthetic cannabinoids more dangerous than cannabis

A Neuroscientist Critiques New York Times Report on Synthetic "Spice" Cannabinoid

The street popularity of synthetic cannabinoid products such as "Spice" and others have caused problems for users. None of the naturally occurring cannabinoids from the marijuana plant have evolved to be full agonists of the cannabinoid receptors. Dr. Greg Gerdeman weighs in on how synthetic cannabinoid products are a result of cannabis prohibition.
Posted: 7 months 4 weeks ago
DEA, CBD, Schedule 1

The DEA Bursts the CBD Bubble

In December of 2016, the DEA announced that it is implementing new rules that may portend a crackdown on CBD oil products. Misinformation claiming cannabidiol was legal was promoted by numerous online businesses. Educate yourself about the situation and what you can do.
Posted: 8 months 3 days ago
Mitochondria and cannabinoid receptors

Mitochondria Mysteries

Scientific data indicates that CBD & THC can affect mitochondria, the energy adaptors that power every multicellular organism. How do cannabinoids influence cellular function?
Posted: 8 months 1 week ago
Nishi Whiteley Cannabinoids & Oxidation

Cannabinoids and Oxidation

An excerpt from Nishi Whiteley's new book "Chronic Relief: A Guide to Cannabis for the Terminally & Chronically Ill."
Posted: 8 months 3 weeks ago
medical marijuana patient survey for age related pain

Patient Survey: Cannabis in the Treatment of Age-Related Pain

A patient survey collaboration between Care by Design and Project CBD demonstrated that cannabis appears to be an effective pain management tool with few negative side effects. The study also found that a significant decrease in opiate usage among elderly patients while taking medical cannabis.
Posted: 9 months 2 weeks ago