Cannabis and Autism: Can Cannabis Reverse Advanced Social Impairment?

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In the past, we’ve discussed the wonderfully complex relationship between cannabis and various neurological disorders. As more and more research comes to light, it’s become alarmingly clear that the endocannabinoid system that regulates…

CBD As A Motivator

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In cannabis culture, THC tends to steal the limelight. Many breeders select for strains with higher percentages of THC, due to its psychoactive effect. However, as far as therapeutic applications go, CBD (cannabidiol) seems to be the real leader,…

Can Cannabinoids Prevent Brain-Wasting Caused by HIV?

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HIV has had perhaps the greatest impact of any single disease on the U.S. in recent times, both culturally and medically. Unlike most other viruses, HIV is a retrovirus, meaning rather than producing RNA in cells to then produce the protein…

Depression, Cannabis, and... Your Immune System?

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Cannabis has long been known to be a mood improving substance. In fact, this quality has contributed to its use as a recreational drug. As a result, it’s not surprising to read that the endocannabinoid system, which controls our bodies’…

Cannabis and Carcinoma Part II

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Today we’re revisiting a topic: the use of the endocannabinoid system as a possible therapeutic target for cancer treatment. Last time, we discussed the ability of some cannabinoid molecules to trigger cell death in cancerous cells. In that…

Cannabinoid Receptors Affect How Your Eyes "See"

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Culturally, cannabis is known as a substance that heightens the senses; musicians and concert-goers often use cannabis to increase sensitivity to music, and anyone who has experienced “the munchies” can attest to a heightened sense of taste.…

Using the Endocannabinoid System to Track Different Types of Tissue

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One of the most important concepts that our blog can communicate to readers is that cannabis is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to understanding the endocannabinoid system. This chemical system, that happens to respond to cannabis, was…

Cannabinoids as Weight Loss Drugs Part II

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The association between cannabis and appetite is well known both in the scientific world and pop culture.As many of our longtime blog readers already know, this association ultimately led to the development of one of the most horrific weight…

How Chronic Stress Impairs the Endocannabioid System

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In general, research into the body’s endocannabinoid system proceeds via administering a substance like a cannabinoid or another drug, and recording the impact of that administration on a specific behavior or physiological process. However,…

Facts and Myths of Schizophrenia and Cannabis

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Critics of medical cannabis use often bring up the association between cannabis use and mental illness. In this context, the implication is almost always that cannabis use is unsafe and can exacerbate or initiate psychotic symptoms in both healthy…