Cannabis and the Endocannabinoid System

The endocannabinoid system is a fascinating protective mechanism. It is composed of the cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2), the endocannabinoids that activate the receptors (two of which are anandamide and 2-Arachidonoylglycerol), and the enzymes that break them down. Like other biological systems in the body, the endocannabinoid system regulates several physiological processes in response to…

Cannabidiol – WHO vs DOJ

The US Department of Justice has cannabis listed as a Schedule 1 Drug, never mind the fact that CBD (cannabidiol), its nonpsychoactive cannabinoid, doesn’t produce any hallucinogenic and psychoactive effects and has the potential to alleviate several chronic conditions. But because CBD is classified as such, this compound isn’t considered to have any medicinal value,…

Cannabis Politics – Worldwide

Medical cannabis awareness and its legalization in several countries are fast changing the face of the health industry. In the United States alone, there has already been a significant reduction in prescription drug dosages in states where medical cannabis is legal, allowing Medicaid to save almost $476 million in 2014. According to New Frontier Data,…