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CBD Versus Nicotine

CBD and smoking cessation
The role of the endocannabinoid system in nicotine addiction is being increasingly acknowledged. Researchers conducted a pilot, randomised double blind placebo controlled study set out to assess the impact of the ad-hoc use of cannabidiol (CBD) in smokers who wished to stop smoking.

The Straight Dope

Martin A. Lee Project CBD
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.

CBD and Epilepsy

CBD for 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.

Book Award for Smoke Signals

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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.

CBD, THC, and Cancer

Cannabis, CBD and 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. Cannabinoids “represent a new class of anticancer drugs."

5 Marijuana Compounds That Could Help Combat Cancer, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's (If Only They Were Legal)

Medical marijuana, cancer, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's
Imagine there existed a natural, non-toxic substance that halted diabetes, fought cancer, and reduced psychotic tendencies in patients with schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders. You don’t have to imagine. It's here and called CBD. The only problem with it is that it’s illegal.

CBD: Safe at High Doses

CBD safe at high doses

Oral administration of CBD is safe and well tolerated in humans, according to clinical trial data published by the journal Current Pharmaceutical Design. Investigators at Kings College in London assessed the physiological and behavioral effects of CBD and THC versus placebo in a randomized, double-blind, crossover trial.