Category : Project CBD

by LeafAlert - 3 weeks ago

Quick Hits

Some recent highlights and curiosities from the amazing world of cannabis science and therapeutics: In his first article of the new year, Raphael Mechoulam and other Israeli scientists look at the “real life experiences of medical cannabis treatment...

by LeafAlert - 2 months ago

The Evolving Regulatory Status of Cannabidiol

On June 25, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its first-ever approval of a marijuana-derived pharmaceutical drug. Epidiolex (cannabidiol or CBD) was approved for the treatment of two rare, pediatric seizure disorders, Lennox...

by LeafAlert - 3 months ago

Cannabidiol and Epilepsy Meta-Analysis

How often have we heard, “More research is needed,” from those who would prefer to see no change in policies that should be informed by science? From climate denial to cannabis prohibition, the demand for absolute scientific certainty is a call for i...

by LeafAlert - 5 months ago

Cannabis Science: What to Believe?

Alan was disoriented and his words were not making sense. His wife thought he might be having a stroke, so she took him to the emergency room where he was seen by the on-call neurologist. When asked, Alan admitted to using cannabis on a regular basis...

by LeafAlert - 5 months ago

Should You Use Cannabis to Prevent Illness?

Our bodies consist of many unique physiologic systems whose sole purpose is to maintain an internal balance called homeostasis. We know the pancreas releases insulin to balance glucose levels between the bloodstream and cells. The thyroid gland relea...

by LeafAlert - 6 months ago

Trade-In Your Ibuprofen for Cannabis

Pain from inflammation can and will likely affect all adults at some point in their lives, and for some, become chronic conditions that interfere with a normal quality of life. Over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription anti-inflammatory medications are...

by LeafAlert - 6 months ago

ICRS 2018: Report from Leiden (Part 2)

During the first week of July 2018, five-hundred-and-thirty-five delegates from five continents met at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands for the 28th annual symposium of the International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS). The four-day co...

by LeafAlert - 6 months ago

ICRS 2018: CBD Shines in Leiden (Part 1)

Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is a common – and potentially fatal – complication following bone marrow and solid organ transplants. This life threatening condition can also occur after a patient receives a blood transfusion or other forms of trans...

by LeafAlert - 6 months ago

Complete Guide to Medical Marijuana for Seniors

Marijuana has had a turbulent history in the United States. Starting in the mid-1990s, however, there was a push to introduce the medical benefits of cannabis to the American people once again— “once again,” because before the 20th century, marijuana...

by LeafAlert - 6 months ago

10 Tips for Buying Hemp-Derived CBD Products

With Congress seemingly poised to legalize the cultivation of industrial hemp for many uses, including the production of biomass for CBD oil extraction, many questions remain unanswered. How will the DEA reschedule CBD now that Epidiolex has been app...

by LeafAlert - 7 months ago

CBD: My Miracle Medicine

I was born with a rare, degenerative hereditary motor and sensor neuropathy called Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT), a disorder of the peripheral nervous system characterized by a progressive loss of muscle tissue and touch sensation across various parts of...

by LeafAlert - 7 months ago

Study on cannabis and chronic pain management

The University of Michigan is now conducting TWO studies on medical cannabis and we’d like you to participate! The information you provide will help inform physicians, researchers, policy-makers, and patients about potential benefits and risks of can...