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The Father of Cannabis Calls for Cannabinoid Research – Cannabis News
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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
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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
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Consumers who live in states with legalized private cannabis markets have access to more potent and chemically diverse pot than marijuana researchers.
High Spot: Brain's Marijuana Center Imaged in 3D – Cannabis News
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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
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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
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There are nearly 500 natural compounds in marijuana and over 100 of those chemical compounds (thanks to a recent discovery) are called cannabinoids.
How Does Cannabis Help PTSD? – Cannabis News
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New research from Ontario, Canada has uncovered some interesting finds about how cannabis helps those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Cannabis trialled as melanoma treatment by Australia’s University of Canberra – Cannabis News
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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
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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.
Meet the Mad Scientists of Cannabis Oil – Cannabis News
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Genius Extraction Technologies is ramping up and reinventing cannabis extract production.
Cannabis Innovators and Activists: Dr. Raphael Mechoulam – Cannabis News
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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.
How Does Cannabis Consumption Affect Autism? – Marijuana News
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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.
Nebraska researcher gets government’s OK to plant research plot of industrial hemp
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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.
Marijuana News Update: Hemp to be Planted In West Virginia For the First Time in 70 Years
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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.
Louisiana colleges may soon be able to grow marijuana, hemp – Marijuana News
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BATON ROUGE — University agriculture centers might soon be able to start growing marijuana and its plant cousin, hemp, for industrial and medicinal purposes.
A New Era in Medical Marijuana Research? – Marijuana News
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As the government considers reclassifying cannabis, researchers say easing the rules could lead to big advances.

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