Month: July 2016

Cannabinoids In The Brain and Body

If you know anything about the science behind cannabis, you know it’s complicated.┬áThe effects of cannabis on the brain are also complicated; and we have only just begun unraveling its many mysteries – including contradictory evidence. For example: on the one hand, we’re overloaded with messages that marijuana impairs a user’s cognitive functioning (especially short-term). But on the other hand, there is evidence that is somewhat contrary to this – that cannabis can act as a neuroprotectant and can help prevent memory-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s. You may be wondering how this is possible. Cannabis is a complex and...

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Will Californians Vote to Legalize Recreational Marijuana?

This fall, California voters will decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana in the state of California. This would completely reshape the nation’s largest cannabis marketplace. 4 states and Washington D.C. have already legalized recreational marijuana use, but California’s sheer size and position as a cultural trendsetter means that any decision it votes on could accelerate legalization across the rest of the country. What it means for California The state’s current medical marijuana system is loosely regulated and worth about $2.7 billion. If voters decide to legalize recreational cannabis this fall, the industry would easily double within just a few...

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Could Cannabis Be The Best Treatment For Alzheimer’s Disease?

It seems like many UK media sites and newspapers have been talking about the possibility of cannabis being used as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. But, surprisingly it was scientists from the United States that discovered this possibility. They found that cannabis may be able to destroy a toxic protein that is associated with the disease. How Alzheimer’s Works: The toxin we are referring to is called amyloid beta and it creates plaque deposits in the brain, which causes cells to be inflamed. This inflammation within the brain is a major component of the damage that Alzheimer’s causes. And...

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