Debunking Reefer Madness "Science"

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Most of the Cornerstone blog articles we post are about the future and pending medical advances. However, today, we will instead take a quick look at the present, specifically at the national conversation around medical cannabis. As more states…

Sourcing CBD

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Have you ever wondered where concentrated CBD comes from?In the United States, industrial hemp is now permitted under special circumstances, thanks to a 2014 U.S. Farm Bill which approves special grow programs. States like California and Colorado…

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…

Schizophrenia, Cannabis, and the AKT1 Gene

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We’ve written several articles on the Cornerstone blog about cannabis and schizophrenia. The association between the two is one of the most fascinating puzzles of cannabis science. What we know is that people suffering from schizophrenia are…

Cannabis and Motor Coordination

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As cannabis rounds the bend in many states toward legalization, one of the biggest questions on society’s mind is how to ensure that it is safe and does not impair potential life threatening activities. Since the founding of MADD in 1980,…

1:1, Conversations with Leading Cannabinoid Researchers

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Today we’re introducing a new feature of the Cornerstone blog – "1:1" featuring interviews from top scientists and engineers on the leading edge of cannabinoid and endocannabinoid research. This feature is intended to allow readers to hear…

Seeing is Believing: ICRS

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Greetings readers, we’ve just returned from the 2015 International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS) conference. ICRS describes itself as “a non-political, non-religious organization dedicated to scientific research in all fields of the…

Medical Marijuana Laws and Adolescent Marijuana Use

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One of the biggest hurdles with medical cannabis legislation is convincing the public that new laws will do more good than harm. In California, the rate of adults who have used medical cannabis is reportedly one in 20, which leaves 19 in 20…

Does Long Term Cannabis Use Make You Dumb?

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I vape cannabis several times a day and have no intentions of stopping anytime soon. It’s never slowed my work ethic or turned me into a zombie. Instead, I feel more creative and at peace. I don’t have any life threatening health conditions…

Do Women and Men Experience Cannabis Differently?

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One of the reasons we encourage cannabis patients to experiment with various strains for their ailment is because we have seen different strains work for different people. Perhaps you have a potent strain you like to medicate with that your…