Is CBD Toxic? The answer is apparent, right? When even the World Health Organization calls CBD “safe and tolerable,” it’s clear CBD is fine. It’s the one cannabinoid that public health hasn’t been able to demonize. Yet. Food and Drug Administration officials published a review study on CBD. They claim their findings show “potential hazards associated with oral exposure to CBD.” They also claim “no known competing financial interests or personal relationships that could have appeared to influence the work […]
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A new study reveals what many already know: medical cannabis is safe and effective for cancer patients. The study of 358 adults with cancer found a 1:1 balance of THC and CBD significantly helped reduce pain intensity and the interference of pain in daily life. The Canadian-based research also found that with medical cannabis, cancer patients had a reduced need for other drugs. Why Is Cannabis Popular With Cancer Patients? Before getting into the latest study on medical cannabis, let’s […]
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Cannabinoid (CB) 2 receptor uptick likely occurs to protect cellular systems. CB2 receptors in the brain and gut adapt to specific cells following the loss of CB1 receptors. And a recent study assessed cannabinoid two receptors treat spinal cord injury recycling a critical inflammasome. Inflammatory injury and illness Earlier this year, Harvard Medical School released a pivotal study on Covid-19. The virus upticks an inflammasome, leading to a fiery cell death. I hypothesized an endocannabinoid deficiency, a major loss of […]
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Cannabis contains phytocannabinoids, which are molecules with properties that range from intoxicating to therapeutic. Cannabinoids utalize several strategies to fight off different cellular malignancies, including oral and colon cancer. A pharmaceutical company, in collaboration with the Sourasky Medical Center in Tel Aviv, released research in 2020. This earlier study found benefits from cannabichromene (CBC) and cannabigerol (CBG) for treating gastrointestinal cancers. Their latest paper looks into how effectively cannabinoids kill colon cancer, the third most common type of cancer in […]
Most vertebrates produce a special group of molecules known as endocannabinoids. Molecules like 2-AG and anandamide are, however, oddly absent in insects. Researchers recently discovered a different endocannabinoid found in insects causes light sensitivity in fruit flies. 2-LG found in fruit flies Insects and humans consist of transient receptor potential (TRP) channels that respond to temperature, chemicals, and light. Any connection between these channels and photosensitivity was conversely unknown in insects like fruit flies. Published in Science Signaling, the study […]
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Have cannabis-related hospitalizations increased in Canada since legalization? Does this mean government should reduce the country’s THC limits? Maybe ban edibles altogether? What if I told you a published study funded by Big Oil revealed half-a-million birds died every year by running into wind turbines? (That’s true, by the way). And because of this study, […]
Delta-9 THC is the most common active ingredient in cannabis. And CBD is the second most common on the market today. But are THC and CBD the first and second most active ingredients in cannabis? Two cannabis ingredients more active than D9-THC CBN (cannabinol) and delta-8 THC, byproducts of THC-acid or CBD, lightly agonize CB1 […]
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Nicotine promotes focus and, unfortunately, cardiovascular stress. A recent study discovered that a terpene known as beta-caryophyllene prevents aortic damage caused by nicotine. And it did so by activating a cannabinoid receptor. Nature provides solutions, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you should roll a spliff. The study exposed mice to vaporized nicotine. (1) Researchers sacrificed […]
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According to a new study published in Lancet Psychiatry, the answer to the question “is cannabis addictive” is an astounding yes. The authors claim that people who use cannabis with higher concentrations of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, are more likely to have an addiction and mental health issues. But how much of this is a chicken […]
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Does cannabis lower your IQ? According to a recent study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, the answer is yes. According to the research, if you consume from childhood to midlife, your IQ lowers by 5.5 points. You also have memory and attention problems. But how accurate are these findings? Conflicting Studies Many studies […]
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