The relationship between cannabis and the brain is a complex and huge subject. Identifying the various ways cannabis consumption affects the brain is just a small step, yet scientist have only begin to unravel many of the mysteries. Most perplexingly, a lot of the evidence out there is contradictory. On the one hand, we’re led… Read More

Legal cannabinoids and THC alternative medicines have been approved for medicinal use. Other medicines that mimic the properties of marijuana are currently undergoing clinical trials before FDA approval. The FDA can allow companies to conduct clinical trials of drugs that are intended to treat disorders, even if they’re marijuana-based drugs. Epidiolex Not yet fully approved… Read More

The endocannabinoid system or the endogenous cannabinoid system was named after cannabis because the plant led to the discovery of this crucial physiological system. The system consists of endocannabinoids and cannabinoid receptors, which help regulate many of our most basic functions like sleep and appetite. Endocannabinoids are naturally produced in the body and cannabis consumption… Read More

There are over 400 natural compounds in medical marijuana and, of these, eighty are only found in cannabis plants. These eighty compounds are specifically known as cannabinoids. Cannabinoids relieve symptoms of illness by attaching to receptors in the brain that look for similar compounds that occur in the human body, like dopamine. There are five… Read More

There are more than 480 natural components found within the Cannabis sativa plant, of which 66 have been classified as “cannabinoids;” chemicals which are unique to the plant. The most well known and researched of these, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinl (Δ9-THC), is the substance primarily resposibile for the psychoactive effects of cannabis. Cannabinoids are also separated into subclasses.… Read More