Researchers report highest-resolution model to date of brain receptor behind marijuana’s high – Cannabis News

DALLAS – Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center report the most detailed 3-D structure to date of the brain receptor that binds and responds to the chemical at the root of marijuana’s high.

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High Spot: Brain's Marijuana Center Imaged in 3D – Cannabis News

The receptor in the brain involved in the "high" people feel after smoking marijuana is revealed in a new, detailed, 3D image today, according to a new study.

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Medical marijuana has potential as Alzheimer's treatment, study says – Cannabis News

(CNN) - Could medical marijuana treat Alzheimer's patients? One recent study found THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, stimulates the removal of toxic plaque in the brain, a common feature of the disease.

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Cannabinoids: The chemistry behind cannabis – Cannabis News

There are nearly 500 natural compounds in marijuana and over 100 of those chemical compounds (thanks to a recent discovery) are called cannabinoids.

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FDA approves cannabis-based treatment for cancer, AIDS-related weight loss – Cannabis News

Insys Therapeutics Inc. announced Tuesday, July 5, that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the company’s drug Syndros, an orally administered liquid formulation of the synthetic cannabinoid dronabinol, according to a release.

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Scientists: Preliminary evidence that cannabinoids may remove plaque-forming Alzheimer's proteins from brain cells – Cannabis News

Salk Institute scientists have found preliminary evidence that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other compounds found in marijuana can promote the cellular removal of amyloid beta, a toxic protein associated with Alzheimer's disease.

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Cannabis Innovators and Activists: Dr. Raphael Mechoulam – Cannabis News

Knowing that morphine was isolated from the poppy and cocaine was isolated from the coca leaf, Dr. Mechoulam wondered about the main active component(s) in cannabis.

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Scientists use yeast to brew marijuana ingredient THC

A package of compressed yeast, produced in Finland. Image: Hellahulla via Wikimedia Commons
 
Why grow marijuana when you can brew it?
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