Mr. X by Carl Sagan

This account was written in 1969 for publication in Marihuana Reconsidered (1971). Sagan was in his mid-thirties at that time. He continued to use cannabis for the rest of his life.It all began about ten years ago. I had reached a…

How CBD Could Hold the Key to Preventing Brain Damage

The phrase “cerebral ischemia and reperfusion” sounds like a complicated medical term but is actually very simple; in many types of health conditions, such as stroke, cardiac arrest, or respiratory arrest, the body is unable to supply adequate…

Update on MS Treatment: The P13K Pathway

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We’re living in exciting times; human knowledge of cannabis, cannabinoids, and the endocannabinoid system is surging. If the sheer number of medical journal papers related to cannabis/cannabinoids is any indication, more researchers than ever…

Is Inhaling Cannabis Bad for You?

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As it stands, cannabis has proven beneficial to one's health in too many ways to list. The cannabinoids contained in cannabis exert their myriad of health effects in particularly gentle ways, and unlike most other pharmaceuticals, cannabis appears…

Teen IQ and Cannabis Use

As the U.S. continues the process of legalizing medicinal cannabis use, state by state, one of the biggest concerns from opponents remains the impact on adolescents. Although teenagers are not actually permitted to consume cannabis in most states,…

The Hunt to Establish New Cannabinoid Receptors: G Protein Pathways

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For readers of the blog, we’ve always broken the endocannabinoid system down as follows:cannabinoids (from plants, labs, or produced in the human body) cannabinoid receptors (two kinds, CB1 and CB2) enzymes that break down cannabinoidsReaders…

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…

Better Bladder Health with Cannabis?

The endocannabinoid system might be one of the most fascinating and most complex regulatory systems of the human body. Unlike many other areas of medicine, where basic domains of influence are well established, the endocannabinoid system represents…

THC May Help Break Down Harmful Memories

Lately cannabidiol (CBD) has been hogging the therapeutic limelight; it’s an anti-inflammatory, an anti-tumor, and it helps inhibit psychotic behavior. THC, the psychoactive chemical most prized in the recreational community, has been deemed…