Cannabis Research


Cannabis research these days is focused on the endogenous cannabinoid systems (ECS), discovered in 1992.  The ECS is a physiological system found internally (“endo”) in all mammals. It creates natural cannabinoids (the best known are anandamide and 2AG) that help the body maintain balance, a process called homeostasis.  Cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant mimic those internal cannabinoids.  When our homeostasis in “out of kilter” using cannabis can help regain the body’s internal balance.

There is a great deal to learn about the ECS and scientists around the world are captivated by this newly discovered physiological wonder.  In 1993 there were just 10 studies of the ECS found in PubMed, the national database for scientific research.  By 2015 that number had exploded to 6,521!


 

Survey: Pot may reduce patients’ opioid use – Portland Press Herald

Chronic pain sufferers say they were able to cut their intake of prescription opioids and other medicines. Source: Survey: Pot may reduce patients’ opioid use – Portland Press Herald

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Medical Marijuana: Review of the Science and Implications for Developmental Behavioral Pediatric Practice

  This review examines the epidemiology of cannabis use among children and adolescents, including those with developmental and behavioral diagnoses. It then outlines the increasingly well-recognized neurocognitive changes shown to occur in adolescents who use cannabis regularly, highlighting the unique susceptibility of the developing adolescent brain and describing the role of the endocannabinoid system in […]

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Cannabis compound kills off cancer cells | Daily Mail Online

  Cannabinoids had a ‘significant’ effect on the death of cancer cells in leukaemiam found University of London researchers. Cancer Research UK warned more research is needed. Source: Cannabis compound kills off cancer cells | Daily Mail Online

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The 27th Annual International Cannabinoid Research Society Symposium on the Cannabinoids (22 Jun 2017)

The 27th Annual ICRS Symposium on the Cannabinoids For more information visit: http://www.icrs2017.org/ The 27th Annual International Cannabinoid Research Society Symposium on the Cannabinoids will start 22 Jun 2017 in Toronto, Canada. Please visit the website for further details. Source: ACNA Events

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Why Marijuana Is A Power Plant For People With Diabetes

A study published in the American Journal of Medicine showed that frequent and active cannabis users were able to metabolize carbohydrates more efficiently than those who didn’t use cannabis. The study examined about 4,657 men and women between 2005 and 2010. 48 percent of the participants smoked cannabis at least once and 12 percent of […]

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Some of the Parts: Is Marijuana’s “Entourage Effect” Scientifically Valid? – Scientific American

  Source: Some of the Parts: Is Marijuana’s “Entourage Effect” Scientifically Valid? – Scientific American     Editor’s Note: This article examines the controversy of the “entourage effect.”

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