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

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 & 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 & Marijuana

The discovery of the endocannabinoid system has breathtaking implications for nearly every area of medicine.
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
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