The placebo effect happens when an expectation of benefit in a treatment creates the same response as an actual treatment. How does the power of thought influence the endocannabinoid system and our health?
Scientific data indicates that CBD & THC can affect mitochondria, the energy adaptors that power every multicellular organism. How do cannabinoids influence cellular function?
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.
A review article by Dr. Ethan Russo on current cannabis controversies, including new data on pesticide contamination in the legal cannabis market in Washington State.
Neuroscientist Greg Gerdeman, PhD, one of the rare professors to teach the endocannabinoid system in college, challenges health professionals and researchers to study cannabis science and therapeutics.
The 2016 meeting of the International Cannabinoid Research Society focused on the latest research in cannabinoid studies and the endocannabinoid system.
Our video series Cannabis Conversations interviews Dr. Ethan Russo on clinical endocannabinoid deficiency and ways to target the endocannabinoid system for therapeutic benefit.
New scientific data shows that CBD interacts directly with the CB1 cannabinoid receptor in ways that are therapeutically relevant while modulating the psychoactive effects of THC. CBD lowers the ceiling on the ability of THC and endogenous cannabinoids to stimulate CB1. Cannabidiol is a profound mood-altering substance, even if it may not have a “high”.
Brain science, the neurobiology of stress, and moving away from the drug abuse paradigm.