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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 […]

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 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 […]

Cannabis synergies: cannabinoids and terpenoids

Terpenoids are responsible for the aroma of the cannabis plant. Currently there are over 200 terpenoids. Although their yield is less than 1% in most cannabis asseys, they may represent 10% of trichome content. The most common monoterpenoids (limonene, myrcene, pinene) are lost at the rate of 5% before processing but their lost is much […]

Black Stone Day 29

Black Stone Indoor Medium: Soil Pot (size/type): 3 Gal Kind of training (if any): nil Age of the plant (days or weeks): 29 Days Temperature: 80-84 F / 26-28 C Relative humidity: 40% Lights type and schedule (for indoor): Close to 40 watt 6500k CFL, under a 600 watt hps 18/6 Nutrients and feeding/watering schedule: Sea […]

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