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Cannabis may shrink tumor growth

CBD, THC & Cancer

Mounting evidence shows cannabinoids in marijuana slow cancer growth, inhibit formation of new blood cells that feed a tumor, and help manage pain, fatigue, nausea, and other side effects.
Posted: February 5, 2014
CBD and schizophrenia

Treating Schizophrenia with CBD

CBD can treat schizophrenia as effectively as antipsychotic medications, with far fewer side effects, according to a preliminary clinical trial. Researchers led by Markus Leweke of the University of Cologne in Germany studied 39 people with schizophrenia who were hospitalized for a psychotic episode.
Posted: February 4, 2014
Allen Ginsberg, marijuana legalization

13 Key Moments in Marijuana History

The history of marijuana in America has long been a history of competing narratives, dueling interpretations. What follows are 13 slides of key moments in the history of marijuana in the United States.
Posted: February 3, 2014
CBD safe at high doses

CBD Is Safe at High Doses

Oral administration of CBD is safe and well tolerated in humans, according to clinical trial data.
Posted: February 1, 2014
Cathy Jordan ALS cannabis patient

Medical Marijuana Patient with ALS Outlives Her Doctors

Cathy Jordan first noticed something was wrong in summer of 1985 when she couldn’t pick things up. Her muscles weren’t responding. In 1986, she was diagnosed with ALS , also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Nearly 20 years later she is still alive thanks to cannabis, her medicine of choice and necessity.
Posted: January 31, 2014
Marijuana for Alzheimer's prevention

THC Prevents Memory Loss

In a test of short-term memory skills, only users of "skunk"-type marijuana strains exhibited impaired recall when intoxicated, whereas people who smoked hashish or herbal cannabis blends performed equally well whether stoned or sober.
Posted: January 30, 2014
Cannabis Terpenes

Taming THC

THC has been the primary focus of cannabis research since 1964, when Raphael Mechoulam isolated and synthesized it. More recently, the synergistic contributions of CBD and terpenes to cannabis pharmacology and analgesia have been scientifically demonstrated.
Posted: January 29, 2014
THC and CBD synergy

Tale of Two Cannabinoids

This study examines the current knowledge of physiological and clinical effects of THC and CBD and presents a rationale for their combination in pharmaceutical preparations. Cannabinoid and vanilloid receptor effects as well as non-receptor mechanisms are also explored.
Posted: January 28, 2014
Debunking CBD myths by Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM)

Project CBD Responds to SAM’s CBD Disinformation

The misnamed Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) recently produced a “fact sheet” entitled, Everything You Need to Know About CBD, that seeks to justify the continued prohibition of cannabis by misinforming the public about cannabidiol and THC.
Posted: January 28, 2014
Cannabis Lab Testing

How Accurate Is Potency Testing?

How accurate is potency testing? California NORML and Project CBD conducted a "Ring Test" in which identical samples were sent to ten lab testing facilities in order to compare results.
Posted: January 27, 2014