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07 Jun

THC Tunnel Vision Limits Therapeutic Cannabis Variety

Originally published in Freedom is Green The most common plant varieties of Cannabis in North America are THC-rich strains. These have have dominated the underground market for 100 years because THC is the main cause of the euphoric effect or ‘high.’  But the Cannabis plant is more than just tetrahydrocannabinol (THC); it is a treasure trove of potentially therapeutic compounds (Mechoulam 2005). ‘THC

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17 May

Poor Diet Impairs Cannabinoid Receptors

By Jahan Marcu |  Published in Freedom is Green Jahan is currently the vice-chair the Medical and Scientific Advisory Board at Americans for Safe Access (ASA) New data suggests that our diet can effect our response to cannabinoids. The authors demonstrate that an Omega-3 deficient diet in rats leads to a less functional endocannabinoid system, specifically

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21 Apr

What Cannabis Actually Does to Your Brain

What Cannabis Actually Does to Your Brain Archaeologists recently found a 2,700-year-old pot stash, so we know humans have been smoking weed for thousands of years. But it was only about 20 years ago that neuroscientists began to understand how it affects our brains. Scientists have known for a while that the active ingredient in cannabis

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04 Apr

Cancer Cure – Cannabis & Cannabinoids,by Robert Melamede,PhD

Cancer Cure – Cannabis & Cannabinoids,by Robert Melamede,PhD On this video filmed in 2006, Dr. Robert Melamede, Professor of Biology at the University of Colorado, explains how the body’s Endo-Cannabinoid system (and plant based Cannabinoids as suppliment) kills cancer cells and inhibits tumor growth. Refering to 1974 U.S.government-sponsored study when THC was found to slow

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21 Jan

Cannabinoids, Endocannabinoids, and Related Analogs in Inflammation

It is intended to be an update on the topic of the involvement of cannabinoids in the process of inflammation. A possible mechanism for these actions is suggested involving increased production of eicosanoids that promote the resolution of inflammation.

This differentiates these cannabinoids from cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors that suppress the synthesis of eicosanoids that promote the induction of the inflammatory process.

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29 Nov

Medical Marijuana: A Plant Medicine Explained

Marijuana is derived from leaves and dried flowering tops of the plant cannabis sativa. Marijuana is not a single drug. Cannabis sativa contains over 400 chemicals.

The plant is very adaptive to its surroundings which allows the plant to have more variable characteristics than most plants. Scientific research on the pharmacology of marijuana is sometimes uncertain or inconsistent because of the varying potency of the plants.

The use of research subjects who have a wide variety of experience with marijuana also contributes to variances in marijuana study data

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