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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.
The Science Behind Purple Kush, and the Colors of Cannabis – Cannabis News
Before cannabinoid testing and genetic profiling of the cannabis plant, consumers would judge a batch of weed based on its smell, taste, and color.
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.
Thousands of people around the country are using high-CBD marijuana.
Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia Receives $3 Million Marijuana Research Grant – Cannabis News
More than half of US states have legalized marijuana for medical use, but only now is the nation's first research facility for medical marijuana opening.
Dr. Raphael Mechoulam laid the scientific foundation upon which all modern cannabis knowledge is built.
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.
Study: Government pot is less potent than commercial pot, questioning dozens of scientific studies – Cannabis News
Consumers who live in states with legalized private cannabis markets have access to more potent and chemically diverse pot than marijuana researchers.
Researchers at the University of Canberra will collaborate with a pharmaceutical company to test the efficacy of medicinal cannabis in treating melanoma.
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.
Genius Extraction Technologies is ramping up and reinventing cannabis extract production.
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.
Increasingly, parents of children with severe autism, frustrated with the lack of options, have turned to cannabis. Many have heard anecdotal reports of success; others have read of promising results with epileptic children. However, clinical research remains nonexistent.
LINCOLN — A University of Nebraska-Lincoln researcher said Tuesday that he’s received federal approval to plant the state’s first research plot of industrial hemp.
Hemp can now be legally planted in West Virginia for the first time in 70 years. The hemp seeds will be planted as part of one West Virginia University study.
BATON ROUGE — University agriculture centers might soon be able to start growing marijuana and its plant cousin, hemp, for industrial and medicinal purposes.
As the government considers reclassifying cannabis, researchers say easing the rules could lead to big advances.