Cannabis Research


  Martin Lee provides a report from the recent International Cannabis Research Society meeting.  New findings highlight CBD’s therapeutic potential for cancer, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, high blood pressure, and other disorders. Source: ICRS 2017: Report from Montreal

ICRS 2017: Report from Montreal


    In the late 1980s, receptors were found in the brain for THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the primary psychoactive component in marijuana. But since THC doesn’t naturally occur in the body, the presence of these receptors puzzled scientists. The mystery was solved a few years later with the discovery of arachidonylethanolamide, […]

Anandamide: Putting The Bliss Molecule To Work For Your Brain ...




A component of cannabis reduced seizures in children with a rare form of epilepsy, marking a significant step in efforts to use marijuana and its derivatives to treat serious medical conditions. Source: In a first, marijuana substance reduces seizures for some epilepsy patients in clinical trial | PBS NewsHour

In a first, marijuana substance reduces seizures for some epilepsy ...


The latest issue of Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research highlights the use of cannabis is treating opioid addiction.         To see the complete article please click on this link:  http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1089/can.2017.0012

Cannabis as a Substitute for Opioid-Based Pain Management


It was 2012, and I had recently turned 74. I had retired from a satisfying career in preventive cardiology, nutrition, integrative medicine, and clinical lipidology. I was bored and depressed. I saw an ad for a job in Pomona, California, to work in a medical marijuana clinic. I thought this […]

Here’s Why A Cardiologist Took A Second Look At Cannabis ...