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.…

New Study Finds No Evidence of Long-term Damage from Daily Cannabis Use

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A new joint-study between the University of Colorado and the University of Louisville has been making waves in the medical cannabis community. That study boldly titled, “Daily Marijuana Use Is Not Associated with Brain Morphometric Measures…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Anandamide

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Up to this point, we haven’t spoken much of the body’s own endocannabinoids. As a quick refresher, the endocannabinoid system consists of receptors and enzymes that metabolize any cannabinoids bonding to those receptors. However, our cannabinoid…