We live in ironic times: a plant that’s been labelled criminal and dangerous is providing unrivalled relief for a variety of symptoms and conditions. Cannabis strains bring a colorful variety of medicinal effects, but when confronted with the question of how consuming marijuana could possibly be good for you, not
A gene responsible for the effects of marijuana may explain why some people are naturally happier than others, a new study suggests. Scientists in Japan measured happiness levels among nearly 200 individuals and found those who carried a variation of the gene were happier on average and responded more positively
In this fascinating video interview filmed while on a train ride from Germany to Holland, Dr. Jahan Marcu, PhD, and Naturopathic Doctor Michelle Sexton chat about how the endocannabinoid system functions and why it is so important in the treatment of disease.
International Cannabinoid Research Society’s (or ICRS) recent 25th annual symposium proved to be a great place to share ideas and learn from a wide variety of highly accomplished scientists in the area of cannabinoid research. The 4-day conference was highly diverse, covering everything from novel chemical cannabinoid entities, to quality
“As scientists, indeed, as intellectuals, we should try always to be skeptical.” Just imagine: What if the cannabis plant and its astonishing range of healing properties had been suddenly discovered today in a remote forest? The find would send seismic shockwaves blasting through the scientific community overnight. The plant would immediately come under frantically
Are you suffering from a cannabinoid deficiency? Gooey Rabinsky explains: Based on the scant knowledge available regarding the endocannabinoid system and cannabinoid science overall, some researchers have theorized that many diseases, like multiple sclerosis, may be caused by a simple deficiency of endogenous (internally produced) cannabinoids (also called endocannabinoids). This condition has
In this excellent 5 part series, Mary Lynn Mathre – an RN, educator, and experienced cannabis clinician, discusses the function of the Endocannabinoid System. Science has shown that this ECS system not only exists in humans, but in all mammals, regulating virtually every function of the body, and holds great promise
In this video, Dr Uma Dhanabalan, MD speaks about cannabis therapeutics and the vast usefulness of medical marijuana in the treatment of various diseases. Dr. Dhanabalan speaks from her vast experience with using cannabis as a treatment for disease. She explains the endocannabinoid system and why and how the chemical
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 The cannabis plant has 480 chemical compounds. Many of them have medicinal properties. In a new blog post, United Patients Group explains how one set of these chemicals, cannabinoids, interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system to help maintain stability. The leading resource for
Dr. Allen, retired cardiac surgeon & cannabinoid research scientist enlightens us about the Endocannabinoid System.