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The Science of Cannabis (Marijuana)

 

cannabinoidsMarijuana effects the human body by way of cannabinoids which are chemical compounds in marijuana. The body likewise produces it’s own cannabinoids. The body produces cannabinoids on-demand, for example when they are generated to function as neuroprotectants when the brain’s nerve cells start to fire too much, such as in the event of stress, seizures or an impact to the head. The body also has cannabinoid receptors. Collectively, the cannabinoids and their receptors make-up the human cannabinoid system. Just how the interaction of the marijuana cannabinoids (cannabis) effects the body varies from person to person.

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Treating Adult ADHD with Cannabis

The medical certificates of 30 patients with adult ADHD, who were granted approval by the German Health Ministry to use cannabis flowers between 2012 and 2014, were analysed with regard to course of disease, previous treatment efforts, and effects of self-medication with cannabis or therapy with cannabis-based medications. For adult patients with ADHD, who experience …
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Fatty Acid Binding Proteins (FABPs)

A presentation to the SCC in December 2015 by Cannabis researcher Dale Deutsch, Professor of BioChemistry and Cell Biology at Stony Brook University. Continue to source Fatty Acid Binding Proteins (FABPs) Physicians and Allied Professionals Employing Medical Cannabis in Patient Care    
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Minor Cannabinoids and Cannabis Terpenoids

A presentation to the SCC in December 2015 by research pioneer Ethan Russo MD, a board-certified neurologist and psychopharmacology researcher, and former Chairman of the International Association for Cannabinoid Medicines. Continue to source Minor Cannabinoids and Cannabis Terpenoids Physicians and Allied Professionals Employing Medical Cannabis in Patient Care    
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Cannabinoids and Epilepsy

A study recently published in Neurotherapeutics by researchers at the New York University School of Medicine reviews scientific evidence from pre-clinical and clinical trials of cannabinoids in epilepsy, which suggest that CBD avoids the psychoactive effects of the endocannabinoid system to provide a well-tolerated, promising therapeutic for the treatment of seizures. However, with many questions …
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Marijuana Use in Epilepsy: The Myth and the Reality

Researchers at Yale University published this review in Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports in 2015 with the goal of addressing the most important questions a clinician may have regarding the use of marijuana in epilepsy. They review data for the anticonvulsant properties of the different cannabinoids, mainly tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) and explore the …
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