Tag Archive: THC


on October 31, 2017 in Blog

Mechoulam – The Master of Medical Marijuana

    Medical Marijuana is fast becoming the largest embedded crop in the economy of many U.S. states and small countries across the globe. The proliferation of reports on the positive effects of medical marijuana have led to a new outlook on cannabis and cannabis products. Gone are the days of Cheech and Chong, and potheads and ponytails. Cannabis is being rebranded as a wonder weed and a medical breakthrough for a range of ailments. But as we know, marijuana has carried the stigma of a “gateway drug” for many years, so how did the new perception of marijuana as a...

    Medical Marijuana is fast becoming the largest embedded crop in the economy of many U.S. states and small countries across the globe. The proliferation of reports on the positive effects of medical marijuana have led to a new...

click here for more

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

Cannabis Study: How THC Affects Learning and Memory at Different Ages

by Nick Jikomes “All diseases run into one, old age.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson   A recent study in mice sparked eye-catching headlines like, “Memory Loss From Old Age Could Be Reversed By Smoking Marijuana.” The idea is alluring, especially given the toll cognitive decline takes as we age: instead of leaving you dazed and confused, THC might actually help restore cognitive function in older individuals. While the study made interesting observations about how THC affects learning and memory in young vs. older mice, it didn’t involve smoking or cannabis consumption. What did the study find, how did it work, and...

by Nick Jikomes “All diseases run into one, old age.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson   A recent study in mice sparked eye-catching headlines like, “Memory Loss From Old Age Could Be Reversed By Smoking Marijuana.” The idea is alluring, especially given...

click here for more

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

CBD vs. THC: Why Is CBD Not Psychoactive?

by Bruce Barcott Why is THC psychoactive and CBD is not? How can one cannabinoid alter the mind so profoundly, and the other seemingly not at all?  When we’re talking about cannabis and psychoactivity, we’re dealing exclusively with CB1 receptors, which are concentrated in the brain and the central nervous system. The difference between CBD vs. THC comes down to a basic difference in how each one interacts with the cannabinoid 1 (CB1) receptor. THC binds well with CB1 cannabinoid receptors. CBD has low binding affinity for CB1 receptors. That’s where the two diverge. Think of it like an electrical plug...

by Bruce Barcott Why is THC psychoactive and CBD is not? How can one cannabinoid alter the mind so profoundly, and the other seemingly not at all?  When we’re talking about cannabis and psychoactivity, we’re dealing exclusively with CB1 receptors,...

click here for more