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  1. Ron Strider

    How Cannabis Works

    Any medicine, touted for everything from autism to asthma, sounds like snake oil. But there is biological plausibility for these claims. Researchers have unearthed receptors in the brain and body, that respond to THC, the psychoactive ingredient of cannabis. Pot works because it is...
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    Can cannabis cure children - In honour of Dr Ester Fride

    CAN CANNABIS CURE CHILDREN? ~ IN HONOUR OF PROFESSOR ESTER FRIDE While most of the world is rushing around playing legal games about how to deliver Cannabis to the people instead of simply giving it back to us…the biggest question on my mind is What about the children? So now we know and have...
  3. Ron Strider

    Scientists Map The Receptor That Makes Weed Work

    Add marijuana to humans, and you get some fairly predictable results: euphoria, hunger, introspection, anxiety, and a whole panoply of other effects. Also known as being high. Most of that complicated reaction is thanks to a single cellular structure known as cannabinoid receptor 1. Your body...
  4. Ron Strider

    Study: Marijuana Can Help You Feel Less Lonely And Depressed

    Promising Iranian study suggests marijuana can help those who feel lonely. Studying possible connections between marijuana and feeling lonely and depressed may not be something you expect from scientists in Iran, but that's pretty much what's going on. What's more, they have published some...
  5. Ron Strider

    How CBD Works

    Cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive component of the marijuana plant, has generated significant interest among scientists and physicians in recent years—but how CBD exerts its therapeutic impact on a molecular level is still being sorted out by scientists. Cannabidiol is a pleiotropic drug in...
  6. Ron Strider

    CO: What Do Marijuana And Chili Have In Common?

    Spicy food and pot brownies sounds like a bad combo - I'm not judging - but a new study suggests they at least have one thing in common: they both calm the gut. According to a new study, hot peppers and marijuana contain chemicals that interact with the same receptors that line the stomach. The...
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    First Atomic-Level Image Of The Human 'Marijuana Receptor' Unveiled

    In a discovery that advances the understanding of how marijuana works in the human body, an international group of scientists, including those from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), have for the first time created a three-dimensional atomic-level image of the molecular...
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    First Atomic-Level Image Of The Human 'Marijuana Receptor' Unveiled

    In a discovery that advances the understanding of how marijuana works in the human body, an international group of scientists, including those from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), have for the first time created a three-dimensional atomic-level image of the molecular...
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    How Marijuana Destroys Cancer Cells While Leaving Healthy Cells Alone

    For over 40 years, research proving cannabis's incredible cancer-fighting powers has been either hushed or completely ignored by the US government. It continues to push other treatments, a lot of the time at the cost of your overall health, and carries on strictly enforcing marijuana laws...
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    How Marijuana Destroys Cancer Cells While Leaving Healthy Cells Alone

    For over 40 years, research proving cannabis's incredible cancer-fighting powers has been either hushed or completely ignored by the US government. It continues to push other treatments, a lot of the time at the cost of your overall health, and carries on strictly enforcing marijuana laws...
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    Medical Marijuana In Iowa: Can Hawkeyes Legalize?

    Legislators are debating Iowa's marijuana laws on the foundation of one basic question: Can a state expand access to medical marijuana while limiting recreational use? Medical marijuana has been an active topic of debate by the Iowa Legislature for the better part of a decade. Democrats and...
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    Cannabis, The Brain, And The Central Nervous System

    There are over 480 natural components in cannabis. Terpenes are the natural chemicals that give patients relief from their pain by injecting themselves into cells and tissues of the body. The special receptors are part of the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which helps to modulate the functions of...