Current Challenges in Cannabis-Based Medicine

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In the field of cannabis research and cannabinoid science, few researchers have made as large an impact as Dr. Ethan Russo. Russo has written field-defining papers about standardizing cannabis, pain management with cannabinoids, and the proposed…

Replacing Prescription Drugs with Cannabis

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One of the recurring themes in Cornerstone Blog articles is the idea that cannabis can achieve some of the results of pharmaceutical drugs with less risk to health and financial cost. Opioids, for instance, are often seen as the last line of…

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…

Does the Endocannabinoid System hold the Secret to Ending Migraine Headaches?

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The endocannabinoid system, which is the body’s system of natural cannabinoids, receptors that metabolize cannabinoids of any source, and enzymes that control that interaction, is one of the few body-wide systems that has direct interaction…

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…

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…