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The Effect of Medical Cannabis Legalization on Opioid Prescriptions in US

Opioid epidemic is a global problem leading to more than 55% increase of premature death caused by drug abuse. In October 2017 the opioid epidemic was declared ‘National Public Health Emergency’. The number of opioid prescriptions for the period 1993 – 2013 raised from 76 million to 207 million. Since 1996, 29 states and Washington […]

Medical cannabis – what do the physicians think about it

While attitudes and policies about medical cannabis are changing there are still lots of controversy in its use. Research team from the University of Haifa, Israel has conducted interviews with physicians to get better understanding of what physicians think about medical cannabis and if they would prescribe it.  This is important research because physicians are […]

Cannabidiol: facts and confusions

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound found in cannabis which is gaining popularity with its medical benefits. However there also lots of misconceptions about CBD and some of them are: Misconception : Cannabidiol is non-psychoactive and non-psychotropic The correct term should be non-intoxicating. Cannabidiol has shown benefits in anxiety, schizophrenia, addition and possible depression. Misconception: CBD is […]

Autoflower Portal Magazine, Issue 3, Jul-Dec 2015

Our magazine is back with its 3rd edition! Those of you who have downloaded our previous editions know that Autoflower Portal Magazine is dedicated to research, recipes, strain reviews and lots of interesting facts from period July – December 2015. Although it may sound like a long time ago all the information that you can […]

Sex expression in monoecious cannabis plants

This is an overview of research on sex expression in monoecious cannabis plants (plants that express male and female characteristics at the same time) and how sex expression is affected by different factors. It is well known that majority of the cannabis plants are monoecious (express both male and female characteristics on the same plant) […]

The effect of temperature on photosynthesis in Cannabis sativa L.

This is a short overview on a research paper regarding the temperature responses of medical and fiber varieties cannabis. In this study the authors have used the following medical cannabis types – HPM (Mexico), MX and W1 (Switzerland) and 4 types of fiber cannabis – Felinq 34, Kompolty (Switzerland), Zolo 11 and Zolo 15 (Ukraine). […]

Cannabinoids and Parkinson disease

This review is dedicated to research on cannabinoids and Parkinson’s disease. It summarizes some research results and what we know so far about cannabis and Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease, which is characterized by slow movement, rigidity of muscles, tremor at rest and loss of postural reflexes. It is a result […]

Cannabinoids: Therapeutic mechanisms

This is a short review about cannabis therapeutic usage and potential mechanisms of action.  While the endocannabinoid system is relatively new discovery some of its components are already studied and could provide insight on cannabis effects. Receptors  The main receptors identified so far are CB1 and CB2. It is known that CB1 cannabinoid receptor is […]

Cannabinoids in cancer treatment: lung and colon cancer

This short review on 2 scientific publications about cannabinoids anti-tumour effects in lung and colon cancer. Lung cancer Research team from Germany published in 2014 interesting results about cannabinoids involvement in lung cancer treatment. For their paper they have used metastatic cells from lung cancer patient and standard lung cancer cell lines to study the […]

Cannabinoids and the immune system

This is a short review of the effect of cannabinoids on immune system and more specifically on the processes of inflammation and infection. Cannabinoids are known to be able to modulate immune reaction, the brain; influence the T cells and cytokine expression (proteins involved in cell signaling and immune reactions). How was discovered the endocannabinoid […]

Cannabinoids and cancer treatment

In this review we will cover some research on cannabinoids and their anti-cancer treatment potential. THC is the main active compound in Cannabis Sativa and it mimics the effect of anandamide and 2-arachidonoylglycerol, which bind the receptors CB1 and CB2. The effect of cannabinoids on central nervous system is result of CB1 receptor activation, although […]

Medical Cannabis Research News – part 4

[responsivevoice_button]` This is another part of Medical Cannabis News, which is dedicated to a research on colon cancer and mechanism of tumor inhibition by THC. Colon cancer research International teams of Italian and British researchers have studied the effect of standardized Cannabis Sativa extract on colon carcinogenesis. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer […]

Cannabis development – part I

[responsivevoice_button] This part of cannabis research is dedicated to cannabis development and the effect of microelements as N, Cu, K, and P. What is the effect of copper on cannabis roots? A research team from Italy has investigated the effect of cooper on cannabis root development. They have used 150 ppm CuSO4. Copper is an […]

Cannabis as pesticide

This is a short overview of one not very popular cannabis application – as repellent and pesticide. Cannabis has been planted as a companion crop to deter insects, nematodes, fungi and weedy plants. Interestingly dried leaves and flowers, plant extracts and pure cannabinoids are known to repel and kill insects, mites, nematode, fungi and weeds. […]

TLC and cannabinoid profiles

What is TLC? Thin Layer Chromatography or TLC is a popular method to determine how many components we have in our mixture. It is also used to identify a specific compound in the mixture. The components are separated based on their chemical structure, molecular weights and polarity. In order to do so it is recommended […]

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