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…

Cannabis And "Creativity"

Cannabis in North America, since its earliest roots with Jazz musicians, has always had an association with artists and musicians. Louie Armstrong, for instance, used cannabis extensively and spoke about the use during interviews. However, despite…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Cannabis Use and Executive Function

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In pop culture, perhaps because cannabis is often placed in the same group as other recreational substances, stoners get a bad rap for being slow, under-performers. In the now-famous film Fast Times at Ridgemont High, one of the main characters,…

How Adolescent Social Experiences Affect The Endcocannabinoid System

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Lately movies like The Wolf of Wall Street and TV shows like Narcos have managed a difficult task: making villains likable. In some cases, despite all morality, we find ourselves rooting against the clear “good guys” and hoping the “bad…

A Lot To "Digest": Cannabinoids in the Gastrointestinal System

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As a society, we are indebted to researchers who’ve dedicated entire lives to investigating less popular subjects. Early on, medical researchers heightened interest in cannabis miffed a lot of the scientific community as a whole, who thought…