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on October 31, 2017 in Cannabis News United States Featured

Politicians Push VA Secretary to Study Medicinal Cannabis

By Monterey Bud Last week, U.S. Congressman Tim Walz (D-MN) – plus nine of his Democratic colleagues on the House Committee on Veterans Affairs – requested scientists at the Veterans Affairs (VA) be allowed to perform research on marijuana’s many terpenes and cannabinoids. Potentially aiding America’s veterans suffering from chronic pain and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Walz sent a request to VA Secretary David Shulkin on Oct. 26 in the form of a letter; asserting the veterans administration “is uniquely situated to pursue research on the impact of medical marijuana on veterans suffering from chronic pain and PTSD.” Walz...

By Monterey Bud Last week, U.S. Congressman Tim Walz (D-MN) – plus nine of his Democratic colleagues on the House Committee on Veterans Affairs – requested scientists at the Veterans Affairs (VA) be allowed to perform research on marijuana’s...

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on September 28, 2017 in Cannabis News United States Featured World News

What Is the Endocannabinoid System and What Is Its Role?

by Nick Jikomes Some of us consume cannabis for its mind-altering effects, while others seek symptom relief. But cannabis wouldn’t get us high or have some of its therapeutic benefits if our bodies didn’t already contain a biological system capable of interacting with its active chemical compounds, like THC. Our endocannabinoid system does just that. But it isn’t there just to allow us to enjoy the effects of our favorite strain. It serves a vital purpose for our health and well-being because it regulates key aspects of our biology. So, what’s it doing, and how does it work? Homeostasis: Staying...

by Nick Jikomes Some of us consume cannabis for its mind-altering effects, while others seek symptom relief. But cannabis wouldn’t get us high or have some of its therapeutic benefits if our bodies didn’t already contain a biological system capable...

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