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Project CBD Releases Special Report on Vaping-Related Lung Injuries

The jury is out on the culprit(s) behind the recent outbreak of vaping related lung injury. In this special report, Project CBD’s Chief Science writer, Adrian Devitt-Lee, suggests that synthetic cannabinoids could be partially responsible.

Cannabis: A Medicinal Treasure Trove

Cannabis is like a drugstore in one preparation. Dr. Russo fills us in on the latest advances in cannabinoid medicine - acid cannabinoids, cannabigerol, and the global CBD phenomenon.
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Cannabinoids for Cannabis Use Disorder?

The research is in. Scientists have discovered a cure for cannabis addiction — and it turns out to be cannabis! Adrian Devitt-Lee explores how a new JAMA study illustrates a larger problem in the scientific community: Hypothesizing After the Results are Known.
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Understanding Synthetic Cannabinoids

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.
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Did Cannabis Kill This Baby?

Coroners in Illinois have attributed the death of an infant to the mother’s cannabis use. Given that cannabis use have never been shown to cause a lethal overdose the bar should be quite high for claiming that cannabis was the cause of death. And while their claim is sensational, the details to back it up are sparse.
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Hooked on Weed? Try Nicotine Instead

In its ongoing search for alternatives to recreational cannabis, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has been funding research into much more dangerous and addictive drugs — ostensibly to help people ween off cannabis. Recently NIDA supported a clinical trial which used nicotine as a therapy for relatively mild cannabis withdrawal symptoms.
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Synthetic Cannabinoids: Dangerous for Diabetics?

While smoking cannabis appears to be helpful for diabetics managing weight and insulin levels, synthetic cannabinoids could be dangerous. Spanish researchers recently documented a case where a diabetic man expressed dangerously high blood sugar levels after smoking an herbal blend treated with unknown synthetic cannabinoids.

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