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…

Cannabigerol, Making Food Appetizing for Cancer Patients

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For all of the states that initially passed medical cannabis legislation, cancer was not only an approved condition but also a major data point supporting such legislation. Specifically, cancer patients, forced to undergo exhausting chemotherapy…

Vaping To Relieve Pain, Does It Really Work?

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One of the most popular recurring topics on the Cornerstone blog is pain management, and for good reason; currently available pain treatment options may go a long way toward reducing pain, but most individuals with chronic pain still report…

Is Cannabis Addictive?

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One of the early concerns that dominated the medical cannabis discussion was over both the addictive potential and long-term effects of cannabis. For decades, it has generally been understood by the medical community that cannabis is not physically…

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,…

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…

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…

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…