Monthly Archives: September 2015

A new study suggests the active ingredient in marijuana delays the rejection of incompatible organs in mice. The results were published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology. For the study, researchers transplanted the skin from one group of mice to a group of genetically different mice. The incompatible skin was treated with […]

THC In Marijuana Delays Organ Transplant Rejection In Mice

WILLMAR, Minnesota — Local hospitals are wrestling with one of the murkier aspects of Minnesota’s new medical cannabis law: how to appropriately handle the drug when it’s used by hospitalized patients. An amendment to the law, approved this year, provided some clarity by allowing health care facilities to dispense and […]

Hospitals Gear Up For Medical Cannabis

With cannabidiol (CBD) poised to become widely available in pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and herbal preparations, medical scientists are taking a closer look at CBD-drug interactions. Cannabidiol is a safe, non-intoxicating, and non-addictive cannabis compound with significant therapeutic attributes, but CBD-drug interactions may be problematic in some cases. CBD and other plant […]

CBD-Drug Interactions: The Role of Cytochrome P450

In August, researchers announced they had genetically engineered yeast to produce the powerful painkiller hydrocodone. Now comes the perhaps inevitable sequel: Scientists have created yeasts that can make important constituents of marijuana, including the main psychoactive compound, tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. Source : Newly Risen from Yeast:  THC | New York Times | Science

Newly Risen From Yeast: THC

Scientists say a chemical in marijuana could be more effective than leading medications for psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia. Marijuana’s active ingredient is a chemical called THC, which is thought to trigger psychosis in certain individuals. However, research shows that another compound in marijuana called CBD (cannabidiol) may counteract THC’s […]

Marijuana Compound Could Replace Need For Antipsychotics

Three years ago Landon Riddle of Utah was diagnosed with Leukemia. His chest was full of tumors and his armpits and groin had swollen. The prognosis was grim: an 8-10% chance of living past the next 24 to 48 hours. Landon’s mother Sierra refused to accept his fate. Source:  Young […]

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