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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Cannabinoids in Pain Management, A Review

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Pain management is one of our most revisited topics here on the Cornerstone blog. Our commitment to reporting studies related to pain management should come as no surprise to readers; pain relief accounts for a substantial portion of all medical…

Inhibiting Re-Uptake To Enable Treatment: The Endocannabinoid System and New Medicines

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In popular culture, we like to think of an inventor as someone who notices a problem, thinks really hard about a solution, and solves that problem with a novel device or approach. Oftentimes however, discovery proceeds in reverse: first a solution…

Can Cannabis Lower Blood Pressure?

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Cannabis has historically been thought of as a relaxant and a depressant of the physical body. As a result it’s no surprise that the idea of using cannabis to help manage blood pressure has gained some traction recently. While generally confirming…

Treating ADHD with Cannabinoids

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Chances are that you or someone you know has been diagnosed with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). ADHD is one of the most commonly diagnosed neurological conditions as well as one of the most controversial due to the difficulty…