“Cristina Sanchez, a young biologist at Complutense University in Madrid, was studying cell metabolism when she noticed something peculiar. She had been screening brain cancer cells because they grow faster than normal cell lines and thus are useful for research purposes. But the cancer cells died each time they were exposed to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the […]
Altogether, cannabis comprises of more than 400 identified compounds and there are over 110 cannabinoids that have been identified in the cannabis plant. Studies and anecdotal evidence suggest that the interaction between these substances and our endocannabinoid system results in synergistic effects, which is called the “entourage effect”. To read full cannabis.info article click here […]
The “simplest” accurate description of the effects of Cannabis in humans is that it modulates the regulation of homeostasis. According to Biology on line… “Homeostasis refers to the ability of the body or a cell to seek and maintain a condition of equilibrium or stability within its internal environment when dealing with external changes. It […]
Although many people try to create cannabis medicines using a single cannabis compound, several research studies have shown that they will not be effective. What is really powerful is the combination between different elements that will have different results on different people. This interactive synergy between the cannabis compounds, a term known as the “entourage […]
According to Diabetes Canada… “Today, there are 11 million Canadians living with diabetes or prediabetes. Every three minutes, another Canadian is diagnosed. Chances are that diabetes affects you or someone you know. What is diabetes? Diabetes is a chronic, often debilitating and sometimes fatal disease, in which the body either cannot produce insulin or cannot […]
With the growing awareness of CBD as a potential health aid there’s also been a proliferation of misconceptions. Project CBD dispels the myths… “CBD is medical. THC is recreational. Read full Project CBD Article
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!
CBD is one of over 60 plus compounds found in the cannabis plant that belong to a class of molecules called cannabinoids. CBD or Cannabidol is an amazing antioxidant and anti inflammatory and now one study is showing that this amazing cannabinoid may actually strengthen bones and speed the healing of fractures! The study was […]
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 […]
It doesn’t have a high potential for abuse, and there are very legitimate medical applications. In fact, sometimes Marijuana is the only thing that works… It is irresponsible not to provide the best care we can as a medical community, care that could involve Marijuana. We have been terribly and systematically misled for nearly 70 […]
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