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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: 9 months 3 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: 9 months 3 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: 10 months 6 days 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: 10 months 1 week 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: 10 months 2 weeks ago
Nishi Whiteley Cannabinoids & Oxidation

Cannabinoids and Oxidation

In the same way that paint protects metal from rusting or lemon juice protects apples from turning brown, cannabinoids protect our cells from oxidation.
Posted: 11 months 3 days 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: 11 months 3 weeks ago
Alice on the momentous court case that launched the medical marijuana movement

Alice O’Leary Randall: The Court Case that Launched the Medical Cannabis Movement

Cannabis Conversations with medical cannabis pioneer Alice O’Leary Randall on the momentous court case that launched the medical marijuana movement.
Posted: 11 months 3 weeks ago
data distortions in cannabis research

Data Distortion

Misinformation can masquerade as science, especially when it comes to cannabis. Adrian Devitt-Lee highlights how analysis can be skewed for a variety of factors and gives insight on how to spot faulty research data.
Posted: 1 year 1 week ago
why does the plant produce cannabinoids

Ask Project CBD: Cannabinoid Production

We answer a question from a reader about the evolutionary reason that Cannabis produces its cannabinoid compounds.
Posted: 1 year 1 week ago