Agriculture technology companies are competing to develop new strains of cannabis plants that can produce consistent cannabinoid levels and thus offer consumers repeatable, predictable effects. While this goal is far from new, top plant scientists are now working toward it in multi-million dollar labs for massive retail cannabis companies, instead of underground breeders. See the original article at […]

Extremely low levels of the compound in marijuana known as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, may slow or halt the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, a recent study from neuroscientists shows. Researchers from the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute showed that extremely low doses of THC reduce the production of amyloid beta, found in a soluble form in […]

Todd Mitchem of Todd Mitchem Cannabis Consulting and CannaSearch LLC is on a mission to help doctors understand that they must learn about the benefits of cannabis in the body as a wellness medicine. When Todd’s mother was diagnosed with cancer a second time her doctor told her that she had only six months remaining to put her affairs in order.  “That […]

In an effort to further understand how cannabis exerts its effects, Vanderbilt University researchers identify cannabinoid receptors in the part of the brain that regulates anxiety and the flight-or-fight response. Led by first author Teniel Ramikie, a graduate student in Patel’s lab, the researchers also showed for the first time how nerve cells in this […]