Individuals Who Consume Cannabis Show Better Liver Disease Outcomes

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Globally speaking, Hepatitis C infection, caused by the Hepatitis C virus, represents the most common cause of liver disease. Although the virus does not often cause immediate problems, it resides in the liver many years after infection and…

CBD, Alcohol Consumption + Relapse

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Chances are, every person reading this article knows at least one person suffering from alcohol addiction or is suffering himself/herself. That’s because alcoholism is actually very common; we have over 3 million cases in the US alone each…

CBD, Fear And Memory

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In previous entries, we’ve covered how cannabis might affect memory and memory consolidation. The basic idea has been that cannabis might prevent the formation of traumatic memory. However, until now, we haven’t seen any research dealing…

Debunking Previous CBD -> THC Conversion Research

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Earlier in the year, we published an article about CBD converting to small amounts of THC in the stomach, based on a 2016 study lead by John Merrick, “Identification of Psychoactive Degradants of Cannabidiol in Simulated Gastric and Physiological…

Cannabis and the Elderly

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When you picture the average cannabis user, what do you imagine?Chances are you’re not imagining a senior citizen.Due to cannabis’ reputation as a counter-culture recreational drug, many people assume the average cannabis user to be…

Anti-Viral Activity in CBD?

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Chances are every person reading this has some connection to hepatitis, or inflammation of the liver, which can lead to liver failure and death. Unfortunately, there are many potential causes of hepatitis. Excessive alcohol consumption can cause…

Genetics Modify Response to Cannabis: A Look at the COMT Gene

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Last week we talked about the need for genetic testing of both the cannabis plant itself and of patients. Speaking in broad terms, we noted that slight alterations in human DNA can lead to noticeable differences in reactions to cannabis. This…

Cannabigerol, Making Food Appetizing for Cancer Patients

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For all of the states that initially passed medical cannabis legislation, cancer was not only an approved condition but also a major data point supporting such legislation. Specifically, cancer patients, forced to undergo exhausting chemotherapy…

Soothing the Stomach: Controlling Intestinal Inflammation with Cannabis

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As readers know, we’ve written about IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) multiple times, specifically in response to its high prevalence. IBS occurs more than 200,000 times in the US each year. Partially spurred by processed foods, IBS is naturally…

Update on MS Treatment: The P13K Pathway

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We’re living in exciting times; human knowledge of cannabis, cannabinoids, and the endocannabinoid system is surging. If the sheer number of medical journal papers related to cannabis/cannabinoids is any indication, more researchers than ever…