Leafly Cannabis 101: Introduction to Terpenes
In this week’s episode of Leafly’s Cannabis 101 we introduce you to terpenes, the natural compounds found in cannabis that give Pineapple Express its sweet, fruity taste, and Sour Diesel its skunky, pungent aroma. Terpenes work together with cannabinoids to offer an array of effects and therapeutic benefits known as
Why the Media Can’t Get Its Story Straight About the Amazing Medical Potential of Cannabis
The press reports on the JAMA meta-analysis of cannabinoid research were all over the place. Most of them missed the story. Judging from the disparate media headlines, last week’s meta-analysis of cannabinoid research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) contained something for everyone. Here’s a sampling
Leafly Cannabis 101: Introduction to Cannabinoids; THC & CBD
In this week’s episode of Leafly’s Cannabis 101 we introduce you to cannabinoids, the chemical compounds found in cannabis that offer an array of effects and therapeutic benefits. This video gives you a quick breakdown of two of the most common cannabinoids, THC and CBD. However, cannabis contains a wide
The Medical Marijuana Mystery Mom
Suppose you have a child disabled from birth whose tiny frail body is wracked with muscle spasms and seizures every minute of every day for the entirety of what you know will be her diminished existence. There’s no cure for your daughter’s condition, but imagine you discover a treatment that
Marijuana: The Super Antibiotic Of The Future
A World Wide Emergency “Without urgent, coordinated action by many stakeholders, the world is headed for a post-antibiotic era,” Dr. Keiji Fukuda, the Assistant Director General for the World Health Organization’s Health Security department, said last year after the WHO released its first ever global report on antibiotic resistance. “Common
Do We Need Large-Scale Randomized Double Blind Clinical Trials for Medical Cannabis?
Here is a great editorial by Judith Stamps which addresses something we are hearing often today – the “lack of clinical trials” that demonstrate the effectiveness of marijuana as medicine and proposes that the large-scale trial mentality is wrong for cannabis. If you’ve been following current events on medical cannabis, you will have heard its
New Study Shows Vaporizing Marijuana Safer and More Effective Than Smoking
A new study reveals that while smoking marijuana is less harmful than tobacco, it is not without risk. Vaporizing, or “vaping” appears to be a safe and more effective means of delivering cannabinoids for rapid onset. One argument that anti-marijuana proponents use is that smoking marijuana cannot be “medical”. This
New Study: THC May Help to Prevent Transplant Rejection
According to results of an animal study published in Journal of Leukocyte Biology in June 2015, the cannabinoid delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) may be a safe and effective alternative or add-on therapy in the prevention of organ and tissue transplant rejection. What is Organ Transplantation? When a person’s organs or tissues begin to fail as a
Christians, Conservatives and Cannabis
More Christians are warming up to the idea of medical marijuana, and for good reason.
Cannabis for Wounds and Injuries
Cannabis has been used to treat topical wounds such as cuts and burns for millennia. Now, modern research is investigating the science behind cannabis’ ability to treat topical injuries, and is discovering exactly how vast a role the endocannabinoid system plays in the maintenance of healthy skin and wound healing.