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Two plants strains relatively rich in cannabidiol (CBD) have been identified by an analytic test lab recently established to serve the medical cannabis industry in California. That’s two major stories in one sentence. Let’s take it from the bottom… In December a lab in the East Bay started testing samples of cannabis for pathogenic mold and the presence of three cannabinoids –THC, CBD and CBN (cannabinol). THC is the main psychoactive compound in the cannabis plant. CBD is a cannabinoid with intriguing medical potential that gets bred out of cannabis when the breeder’s goal is high THC content (as it has been in California for generations).
by Paul Armentano by Paul Armentano Preclinical data recently published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation demonstrating that cannabinoids may spur brain cell growth has reignited the international debate regarding the impact of marijuana on the brain. However, unlike previous pseudo-scientific campaigns that attempted to link pot smoking with a litany of cognitive abnormalities, modern research suggests what many cannabis enthusiasts have speculated all along: ganja may be good for you. Cannabinoids & Neurogenesis "Study turns pot wisdom on its head," pronounced the Globe and Mail in October.
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William Brooke O'Shaughnessy MD FRS (October 1809, Limerick , Ireland - 10 January 1889, Southsea, England) was an Irish physician famous for his work in pharmacology and inventions related to telegraphy . His medical research led to the development of intravenous therapy and introduced the therapeutic use of Cannabis sativa to Western medicine. [ edit ] Early life O'Shaughnessy studied forensic toxicology and chemistry in Scotland, and graduated in 1829 with an MD from the University of Edinburgh Medical School .
Assistant-Surgeon, and Professor of Chemistry, &c. In the Medical College of Calcutta. Presented October, 1839.
Cannabis indica fluid extract, American Druggists Syndicate, pre-1937. Medical cannabis refers to the parts of the herb cannabis used as a physician -recommended form of medicine or herbal therapy , or to synthetic forms of specific cannabinoids such as THC (delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol) as a physician-recommended form of medicine. The Cannabis plant has a long history of use as medicine, with historical evidence dating back to 2737 BCE . [ 1 ] Cannabis is one of the 50 "fundamental" herbs of traditional Chinese medicine , [ 2 ] and is prescribed for a broad range of indications. [ edit ] Difference between C. indica and C. sativa Cannabis sativa , Cannabis indica , and Cannabis ruderalis Cannabis indica may have a CBD : THC ratio -4:5 times that of Cannabis sativa .
Study of oral morphine (25 mg/L) self-administration behavior in the maternal deprivation model. Deprived rats progressively increased their preference for the bottle of morphine, whereas deprived rats treated with THC did not develop such escalation behavior. © Valérie Daugé *P<0.05, **P<0.01, ***P<0.001 vs morphine group. (PhysOrg.com) -- Injections of THC, the active principle of cannabis, eliminate dependence on opiates (morphine, heroin) in rats deprived of their mothers at birth. This has been shown by a study carried out by Valérie Daugé and her team at the Laboratory for Physiopathology of Diseases of the Central Nervous System (France) in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology . The findings could lead to therapeutic alternatives to existing substitution treatments. In order to study psychiatric disorders, neurobiologists use animal models, especially maternal deprivation models.
Many people have already seen the CNN documentary by Soledad O’Brien “Gary and Tony Have a Baby”. Those who have not seen the documentary yet will likely see it, as CNN practically goes out of its way to bring this touching story to millions of people around the country. The story is about two professional gay men in a stable relationship of twenty years who, determined to have a family, overcame many obstacles, both legal and financial, in their quest to become parents, a story that they agreed to share, in all its intimate details, with their fellow countrymen, and they did it with a clear sense of pride and accomplishment.
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This account was written in 1969 for publication in Marihuana Reconsidered (1971). Sagan was in his mid-thirties at that time. He continued to use cannabis for the rest of his life. It all began about ten years ago. I had reached a considerably more relaxed period in my life – a time when I had come to feel that there was more to living than science, a time of awakening of my social consciousness and amiability, a time when I was open to new experiences.