Category Archives: SCIENCES

New Study Shows Cannabis Reduces Inflammatory ‘Storms’ Caused By COVID-19

A promising new study out of Canada offers data that some cannabis strains help reduce a specific type of inflammatory distress—called a “cytokine storm”—that proceeds severe cases of acute respiratory distress due to COVID-19. In a study conducted by researchers at Pathway Research Inc., the University of Calgary, and the University of Lethbridge, scientists used […]

Recycling Program Aims To Convert Cannabis Waste Into Fuel

One of California’s largest dispensaries has helped launch a first-of-its-kind recycling program in which cannabis packaging will be converted into fuel to help power delivery vehicles. Airfield Supply Co., a San Jose storefront that bills itself as the largest single-site dispensary in the state, is the first dispensary to sign on for the pilot program […]

The Ancient Origins Of Cannabis, According To Science

Trying to tell the story of ancient cannabis is like trying to guess the picture on a puzzle with the majority of the pieces missing. Most of what we know about the historic uses of cannabis come from sparse archaeological evidence and oft doggy translations of texts that are thousands of years old. We can […]

3 Science-Backed Benefits Of CBD Oil And How To Use It Safely

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a type of chemical found in the same plant that produces marijuana. CBD is different from marijuana though, and will not make you “high.” That’s because it does not contain the main psychoactive compound in cannabis, THC, which is the chemical responsible for the intoxicating feeling associated with consuming marijuana. Recently, […]

Brock Receives Almost $1M In Funding For Cannabis-Related Research

Funding will help researchers examine the increase in substance use-related hospitalizations since recreational cannabis was legalized in Canada. The federal government’s Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has awarded nearly $1 million in funding to two Brock University researchers. Assistant Professor of Health Sciences Antony Chum and his team are investigating key impacts of cannabis […]

The Evolving Relationship Between Cannabis & Modern-Day Veterinary Medicine

As more research finds that CBD can be a useful medicine for dogs and cats, the compound has become one alternative medicine that’s being considered much more now than ever before.In the U.S. and many other countries, dogs and cats alike are adored as loving family members. The ASPCA has estimated that in the U.S., […]

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 […]

Cannabis Could Help Fight ‘Superbugs,’ Study Suggests

Could cannabis provide the solution to antibiotic-resistant “superbugs?” According to a review of existing research published last month, the compounds found in cannabis could provide a new source of antibiotics, but further research is needed to find their full potential in fighting pathogens. The review, which was published in the journal Antibiotics, states that while […]

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 […]

Stigma Versus Science: Cannabis In The NBA

May 5, 2015: Basketball demigod Kevin Durant – in his eighth season, with eight All-Star appearances – steps out of a club on the Sunset Strip, resplendent in pre-billionaire bling and ripped jeans, and opens the door of his SUV. Out pops a bottle full of fat, gold-frosted buds. A companion of Durant, wearing a […]