Tag: cannabinoids

Know Your Cannabinoids: CBC Edition

As recreational cannabis markets have exploded nationwide over the past eight years, the science surrounding medical marijuana remains uncertain at best. Because marijuana remains a schedule one substance at the federal level, legalization at the state level does little to change limits on cannabis science imposed by NIDA, the National Institute on Drug Abuse. This […]

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Will Aluminum Cans Ruin Cannabis Coolers?

Your trusty Daily Leaf correspondent rarely consumes cannabis beverages. Perhaps he should; As the march of cannabis capitalism continues, innovators have developed novel technologies to improve the consistency and absorption rates of beverages with THC and CBD. Through improvements in the emulsification technology that allows cannabinoids oils to remain suspended in the drinks and the […]

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The Two New Cannabinoids: THCP And CBDP

Written by Sheena Beronio Italian researchers from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia or UniMore discovered a new cannabinoid that is said to be 30 times more potent than THC or tetrahydrocannabinol.  This new cannabinoid was dubbed as tetrohydrocannabiforol (Δ9-THCP). According to High Times, the group of researchers, “isolated it along with a corresponding […]

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Cannabis Proves to be Efficient Against Hospital Superbugs

Written by Sheena Beronio A compound called CBG or cannabigerol, extracted from marijuana plants, is found to be effective against drug-resistant hospital superbugs called MRSA or Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus.  What’s more amazing about CBG is, it doesn’t only destroy the microbes perse’, it also destroys its “persister” cells. The persister cells in the MRSA is […]

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Cannabis Can Help Opioid Users Stick to Methadone

Cannabis could play an important role in helping opioid drug users keep up with replacement treatments like methadone, suggests new Canadian research published recently in the prestigious scientific journal Addiction. Researchers from the B.C. Centre on Substance Use and the University of British Columbia retrospectively analyzed a sample of 820 people who used opioid drugs in Vancouver from 1996 […]

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Government Will Spend $1.5 Million to Study Terpenes

The federal government plans to award $1.5 million in grants during the 2019 fiscal year to researchers who study how components of cannabis other than THC affect pain. In a notice about the funding opportunity published on Thursday, the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) said that it was seeking applications from researchers to […]

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Cannabis Users Show Lower Instances of Fatty Liver Disease

According to recent research released by the University of Massachusetts, pot smokers are less likely to experience non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a growing health concern in the US. The primary cause of fatty liver disease is alcoholism, but other factors that could cause the increase in fat in the organ include obesity, diabetes, frequent prescription […]

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Understanding the Receptor That Makes Us High

Scientists are a little bit closer in CB1 receptor research and understanding how CB1 receptors function in conjunction with cannabinoids and endocannabinoids, with newly published research showing that the receptors are more flexible than previously thought. Our endocannabinoid system is built throughout the entire body, which can produce its own endocannabinoids which are used to […]

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