Once cannabis is ingested, it is broken down and cannabinoids are released into the body. The human body has an endocannabinoid system, which helps regulate appetite, energy balance, metabolism, stress responses, immune functions, the autonomic nervous system, thermo-regulation, sleep and many other important body systems.
The anecdotal evidence that cannabis has a positive effect on a long list of medical conditions from epilepsy, pain, cancer, even Alzheimer’s Disease is building. However, to date there’s been scant clinical evidence to back up these claims. At long last that may be changing. Researchers are now applying scientific rigour to convert anecdote into […]
A presentation by Jeff Raber, PhD on Understanding Cannabis Chemistry to improve patient care, importance of whole plant medicine, terpenes, entourage effect and much more!
Whole-Plant Vs. Pharmaceutical Cannabis: What You Need To Know “In truth, whole-plant Cannabis is safer and more effective than it’s pharmaceutical alternatives. Here’s why: no single chemical or compound is responsible for the medicinal qualities of weed. Instead, the combination of several hundred different cannabinoids and terpenoids create a complex form of medicine only nature […]
While whole plant medicine research is limited, there is more and more evidence coming to light that these compounds work much better together. And with over 500 naturally occurring compounds, medicinal cannabis has tremendous untapped value in the treatment of disease. Watch short video with CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta presents an animation explaining […]
The ‘entourage effect’ is a term introduced in cannabinoid science in 1998 by S. Ben-Shabat, with Raphael Mechoulam, and was also written about in detail, in a paper by Ethan Russo, published in the British Journal of Pharmacology in 2011, describing the synergistic effect of the other compounds in cannabis. Cannabis contains over five hundred […]
The team at DeviatedDocs outline in this animated short how the chemical compounds of certain cannabinoids interact with your brain to produce the many effects of the cannabis. Video Source Image credit