Alcoholism and the Endocannabinoid System

Excerpted from Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana—Medical, Recreational and Scientific. A grapevine and a cannabis plant are depicted side-by-side on a bas-relief from a ruined Roman temple at…

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How Does Cannabis Impact Alcohol Consumption?

Alcohol and cannabis: strange bedfellows indeed. Often discussed (and partaken) together, these ubiquitous inebriants couldn’t be more different. One is a toxin and the other a sort of skeleton key…

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Flies, Lies & Magic Mushrooms

My friend Arsenio can’t stop talking about flies. It’s all he talks about. He’s convinced there are more flies in his yard today than there were yesterday. He texts me…

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Doctor Sues DEA for Right to Give Psilocybin to Ailing Patients

Dr. Sunil Aggarwal Research into the use of psychedelics to treat PTSD, depression, addictions, and other conditions is rapidly gaining momentum. At the forefront of this effort are several prestigious…

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Nomenclature Alert: Beyond Indica and Sativa

Since the 1960s, cannabis consumers have distinguished between two kinds of herb: Indica and Sativa. But this framework is flawed – problematic at best, arbitrary and misleading at worst. And…

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California Greenlights Hemp-Derived CBD Commerce

California has taken a major step to resolve the ambiguities and inconsistencies in the regulation of hemp-derived CBD — a move that could see the state setting a de facto…

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Alzheimer’s Disease & the Endocannabinoid System

Many parallels exist between cannabis and psychedelics. Among them are the diverse therapeutic effects for which both classes of drugs are now being investigated, from fighting pain and inflammation to…

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Death Trap: Human Rights Abuses & Drug War Casualties at Riker’s Island

Photo Credit: Legal Aid Society, Isaabdul Karim Isaabdul Karim was the eleventh person to die this year while incarcerated at Riker’s Island, New York City’s principal jail. His avoidable death…

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Cannabis Therapy for Headaches | Project CBD

Migraine is one of the most prevalent illnesses in the world. Some 39 million people in the United States and 1 billion people worldwide suffer from migraine headaches, or one…

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Topical Cannabis for Leg Ulcers

Like many great discoveries in medicine, it started with an ‘Aha’ moment when Canadian physician Dr. Vincent Maida realised that leg ulcers could be penetrated by fat-loving cannabis compounds, which…

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