Real Life Cannabinoid Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis

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As a blog concerned with new developments in cannabinoid science, we tend to do a lot of writing about future treatments, or new scientific developments that may eventually lead to treatments. Part of the issue is that large-scale, clinical…

Retinal Health and Cannabis- "Seeing" the Difference

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Glaucoma was one of the first applications identified for medical cannabis treatment and remains one of the most common medical reasons for prescription. Why? In the 1970’s initial slew of cannabis-centric research, the Journal of the American…

New Role for Cannabinoids in Diabetes Treatment

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The endocannabinoid system is one of the biggest sleeper hits of modern science. Despite going ignored until the early 90’s, we’re discovering more and more how vital and essential this system of naturally produced cannabinoids, their receptors,…

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’…

Soothing Migraine Headaches with Cannabis

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Nearly everyone who’s used medical cannabis can relate to its ability to soothe headaches. From easing stress and tight forehead muscles to reducing body pain, cannabis naturally lends itself to being a headache cure. Yet, surprisingly, no…

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…

CBD Salve May Have More Uses than Originally Thought

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Topical cannabis preparations have been around since the dawn of civilization and have experienced a resurgence in popularity along with medical cannabis. Usually these salves and creams, which are rubbed into the skin directly, are intended…

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…

Alzheimer's Revisited: How Cannabis is Changing the State of Alzheimer's Medication

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Late Onset Alzheimer’s Disease (LOAD) is what most people think of when they think of Alzheimer’s. Accounting for roughly 70% of dementia cases, it’s characterized by a progressive decline in cognitive ability in individuals over the age…

Allosteric Modulation: The Versatility of Cannabinoid Receptors

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These are exciting times for a cannabinoid researcher; new information must constantly be integrated with the growing body of knowledge surrounding the endocannabinoid system. At times, that new information can even flip our understanding of…