Category Archives: cannabinoids

Father Of Cannabis Research Plans A New Revolution Nearly 60 Years Later

“The more we checked, the more we saw that we have a new potential alternative to probably two of the most horrible diseases you can find today.” In 1963, Prof. Raphael Mechoulam sent shockwaves through the scientific world when he became the first scientist to isolate and eventually synthesize the active psychoactive ingredients in the […]

Largest Human Trial To Date Will Review Safety Of Full Spectrum Hemp Products

As is the case in the United States, Europe lacks sufficiently reliable scientific data to support the safety of products infused with full spectrum hemp extract. In January 2019, the European Union (EU) reclassified extracts of cannabis sativa L. and derived products containing cannabinoids, including CBD, as “Novel Food” under the EU Novel Food Catalogue. […]

Does Lighting Influence Chemical Profiles In Cannabis?

Do cucumbers prefer blue light during flowering? How is the chemical profile of a cannabis plant influenced by the duration of exposure to infrared light? Believe it or not, these are the kinds of questions farmers often find themselves asking. As cannabis research has amped up, cultivators are starting to find the answers they need […]

MMJRecs What Are Cannabinoids And How Can They Help MMJ Patients?

Cannabinoids are a group of chemical substances that exist both within the human body and in nature. Cannabinoids make up the endocannabinoid system in the body, a system that plays a role in communication between the brain and the body. It has a vital role in many functions within the body, including the immune response, […]

What To Know Before Giving Your Pet CBD

Pets are family, and their humans want to do everything they can to help them. So, as more people find relief from various physical and mental ailments through cannabidiol (CBD), it’s only natural that they’d want to allow their pets the same healing. A number of CBD brands, such as Elixinol, Extract Labs, and Nature’s […]

Fibromyalgia And Cannabis: What The Latest Research Says

Even though pharmaceutical drugs and OTC pain-relievers are typically used to help manage fibromyalgia, cannabinoids like CBD and THC are being considered more now than ever before. If you had to guess, how many people in the United States do you think live with fibromyalgia? According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), roughly four […]

Marijuana And Athletes – What You Should Know

Some users believe it helps them reach their fitness goals, while others appreciate the feeling of euphoria that helps them relax after training. It seems that cannabis has never attracted this much attention. After decades of being outlawed for no valid reason, many states have legalized it again. The positive campaign attracted many users and […]

What Are The Most Abundant Cannabinoids?

Everyone fascinated by the science behind cannabis is familiar with two of the most common cannabinoids: THC and CBD. However, did you know that the cannabis plant can produce at least 144 cannabinoids?While research on the properties of all 144 of these compounds is not yet available, credible information does exist for all of the […]

Decarboxylation: How to Activate Cannabis

As you venture into the world of cannabis, you may hear references to a chemical process called ‘decarboxylation’. If you are feeling confused about what decarboxylation means or how to utilize it, you aren’t alone. Decarboxylation comes up most often as a method to make cannabis edibles’ psychoactive effects more potent, but it actually goes […]

How Does Cannabis Get You High?

How do marijuana’s psychoactive properties work? Have you ever looked at your hands? I mean really looked at your hands? You might think you have, but as the above classic Doonesbury cartoon implies, people who are high on cannabis may perceive mundane objects to be far more fascinating than usual. How is it that a […]