Understanding how cannabidiol (CBD) exerts its myriad effects on human physiology is a work in progress. Thus far, scientists have identified more than 60 different molecular pathways through which CBD operates. It is known, for example, that CBD acts through multiple receptor-independent channels and it also binds to various receptors in the brain, including … [Read more...] about Old Vs. New: Is CBD Really Non-Psychoactive?
There is a lot of new and old research surrounding cannabis and cancer treatment. And, perhaps just as significant, the medical community is now willing to listen to cancer patients describe how well cannabis treats their symptoms. There may be additional benefit to using cannabis during cancer treatment because THC kills cancer cells. Studies in the lab and animal models show … [Read more...] about Study: Chemo Kills Healthy Cells But THC Kills Cancer Cells Only
A joint study by researchers at two U.S. universities and one in South America claims a reduction in the U.S.’s overall alcohol consumption appears directly related to the rise of medical marijuana lawsrecently enacted in a number of states. Presented by Michele Baggio, University of Connecticut, Storrs; Alberto Chong, Georgia State University, Atlanta and Universidad del … [Read more...] about Alcohol Sales Dropped 15% In States With Medical Cannabis Laws
As medical and recreational marijuana becomes legal in more and more places, experts worry there isn’t enough science on the risks and benefits of the drug, especially for patients with heart disease. In a new case report, doctors describe the heart attack of a man who ate a lollipop laced with high levels of TCH, marijuana’s psychoactive ingredient. This patient’s story may … [Read more...] about Heart Attack Tied To Edible Marijuana Is A Warning To Doctors
It came down to the last month of the year, but 2018's dispensary sales ultimately edged out the previous year's total for Colorado. According to the state Department of Revenue, Colorado pot shops have sold over $6 billion worth of legal marijuana since retail sales began on January 1, 2014. For the fifth year in a row, annual dispensary sales reached a new … [Read more...] about Colorado Passes $6 Billion In Overall Cannabis Sales As 2018 Tops Previous Year