Many of us know that cannabis is full of beneficial compounds, but most medical marijuana doctors pay attention only to the effects of such cannabinoids as THC and CBD. However, recent studies have revealed that cannabidivarin, or CBDV, has a great potential for treating epilepsy and other neurological diseases. What is CBDV and how it can help medical marijuana users?
Alcohol and cannabis are often associated with adverse effects on the human brain. However, a recent study reveals that marijuana does not cause any harm to the brain structure. In contrast, the chronic use of alcohol has an adverse impact on gray matter volume and white matter integrity.
According to anecdotal evidence, medical marijuana can be potentially helpful to children with autism. As Pennsylvania is issuing its first permits for medical cannabis cultivation, Lehigh University is planning to cooperate with one of the growers in Lehigh Valley to investigate the impact of the herb on autistic patients.
Cannabis is known for its healing properties when it comes to treating numerous conditions and ailments. More evidence to the herb's effectiveness has been recently published in the Journal of Pain Research.
The use of cannabis during pregnancy is a highly disputed topic among marijuana scientists and gynecologists. The latter often associate in utero exposure to marijuana with a negative impact on offspring. In order to achieve a new level of understanding, researchers conducted a literature review of the existing studies on the long-term effects of cannabis exposure during the prenatal period.
Cannabis plants are full of different compounds, but cannabinoids are considered to be the most beneficial for treating various medical conditions. These chemical elements interact with the human cannabinoid receptors in cells and can change the neurotransmitter release in the brain.
We all know the inevitable craving for food that many cannabis strains bring us. It is known as “munchies.” While munchies themselves are quite familiar to most of us, even experts are not sure what is the true nature of this mystery side effect.
Aside from providing consumers with a psychedelic euphoria, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) also appears to reverse the age-related decline in memory and learning in old mice, a new cannabis study found earlier this year.
The marijuana legalization movement that has covered almost all of the United States is encouraging more and more scientific studies that help us better understand all the miraculous properties of this herb. It can assist in treating a great number of conditions and provide relief from such serious illnesses as hepatitis C, glaucoma, Tourette syndrome, and HIV/AIDS.
The new research conducted at the University of Connecticut showed that cannabis and chili peppers had similar properties that would allow them to be used in the treatment of colitis, diabetes, and a range of other ailments of the digestive tract.
Summertime is coming in the Northern hemisphere, and very soon, the beaches will be full of people who want to get the perfect tan. However, there are always two kinds of people there: those who just want to chill on the seashore and catch a little bit of sun and those consumed by the desire to become a golden god or goddess.
The stereotype about sleepy stoners hanging out on the couch the whole day and doing nothing has been proved wrong long ago. Not all strains provide you with a lazy high. Some of them are real mines of motivation and inspiration. However, the science behind the impact of cannabis on your motivation is still unclear. Let us look at this issue closer.
The healing properties of cannabis are quite impressive. In addition to a plethora of illnesses treated with cannabinoids, researchers have also revealed the potential benefits of medical marijuana for relieving the symptoms of Huntington’s disease.
The feeling of slight shivers is one of those minor cannabis side effects that every stoner faces from time to time. That is why getting under a warm blanket feels so good. Does marijuana really lower the temperature of our bodies and should we be concerned about this effect?
There is currently a hot debate among researchers on the existence of a link between marijuana and testosterone levels. Numerous studies result in controversial findings, though most of them conclude that marijuana does not cause any irreversible damage to male fertility. Here is what science can say about the effect of weed on your testosterone level.
Scientists have spent a lot of time studying all possible effects of alcohol and marijuana on teens and children. The recent research showed that the combination of these two substances could lead to a decline in college performance and grades in students.
Oxford University has recently announced the launch of a $12 million research project on the medicinal properties of cannabis. A group of scientists will study the benefits of cannabinoids and try to create new marijuana-based treatments for a number of ailments, including cancer, inflammation, and chronic pain.