Did you know that other plants produce cannabinoids too?

For years, it was thought that cannabis was the only plant capable of producing cannabinoids. However, in the last few years research has been published that shows that cannabis is not the only plant that produces these compounds, and that they are actually quite common! What exactly is a cannabinoid? Cannabinoids are lipid-based molecules that all act to some degree on the cannabinoid receptors, which … Continue reading Did you know that other plants produce cannabinoids too?

THCV: The Sports Car of Cannabinoids

Extracting cannabinoids in preparation for liquid chromatography (LC) analysis. The cannabis plant makes most cannabinoids, like THC, CBD, and CBC, out of CBG-A. CBGV-A appears in the plant much more rarely, and forms similar cannabinoids, except they only have 3 carbon tails (c3), instead of the more common 5 carbon tail (c5). These 3 carbon tailed cannabinoids are referred to as ‘varins’, such that the … Continue reading THCV: The Sports Car of Cannabinoids

Here’s What Marijuana Does to Your Weight

The benefits of legalizing medical marijuana are many—but few would expect that reducing the probability of obesity would be one of them. RELATED: WHAT MARIJUANA DOES TO YOUR METABOLISM Researchers at San Diego State University and Cornell University found that states that legalize pot experience a “two percent to six percent decline in the probability of obesity.” The counterintuitive study was recently published in the … Continue reading Here’s What Marijuana Does to Your Weight

Does Cannabis Ease Chronic Pain Better Than Opioids?

Does Cannabis Ease Chronic Pain Better Than Opioids? 01.27.2015 Some patients who deal with chronic pain reported taking cannabis along with their prescribed medication Cannabis can ease chronic pain more effectively than conventional medicines, according to a new study likely to flame the debate on the medical use of marijuana. Researchers from the Australian National Drug and Alcohol Centre found that patients with chronic pain who … Continue reading Does Cannabis Ease Chronic Pain Better Than Opioids?

Doctors Group Calls for Marijuana Reform

YOU ARE AT:Home»Health & Medicine»Doctors Group Calls for Marijuana Reform Doctors Group Calls for Marijuana Reform One of the largest medical organizations in the United States is calling for marijuana to be reclassified under federal law and decriminalized. The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 120,900 family physicians, family medicine residents and medical students, adopted two marijuana reform resolutions at its annual Congress of … Continue reading Doctors Group Calls for Marijuana Reform