What is Cannabis?

Cannabis is a genus of flowering plants that includes three different species, Cannabis Sativa, Cannabis Indica and Cannabis Ruderalis, all of which are indigenous to Central and South Asia. For centuries, cannabis has been used for hemp fibre, for seed and seed oils, for medicinal purposes, and as a recreational drug.

Getting Started With Cannabis

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Cannabigerol (CBG): A Minor Cannabinoid With A Major Impact
What Is Cannabigerol (CBG)? When considering the medicine that best suits you, it’s helpful to know the science behind a strain’s cannabinoid profile. The prevalence of lab testing is a great tool and has rapidly become the industry standard. Teams of chemists at locations like SC Labs in California and Sunrise Analytical in Oregon allow patients to see the breakdown of cannabinoids in their medicine, to practically an exact percentage. This trend has lead to an increased interest in the …
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Study: Cannabidiol (CBD) May Help Treat Social Anxiety Disorder
The relationship between cannabis and anxiety is an interesting one. Large concentrations of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is often tied to bouts of paranoia and anxiety, however it is well-documented that cannabidiol (CBD) found in cannabis can counteract this effect. With that said, a group of Brazilian researchers published an article in the 2011 Journal of Psychopharmacology that further investigates the relationship between cannabidiol (CBD) and Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD). Their results suggest that CBD could offer a way …
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Study: Cannabidiol (CBD) May Treat Schizophrenia Symptoms
Canadian Study: Cannabis May Benefit Schizophrenia Patients Despite the growing information about medical marijuana and its benefits, little is known about the effects it has on schizophrenia. One study suggested that cannabidiol (CBD) may play a role in reducing the psychotic symptoms of schizophrenia, and another study published this year suggests that cannabis may reduce the some of the cognitive impairments. Symptoms of schizophrenia are often divided into two categories: positive symptoms and negative symptoms. Positive symptoms are those which are …
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A Brief History And Outlook Of Cannabis Extract Medicine
Cannabis Extract Medicine Comes To Light The news surrounding cannabis extract medicine, particularly the use of high-CBD oils for epileptic conditions in children, has been steadily increasing since the release of Sanjay Gupta’s documentary on August 11th, 2013. Most recently, a December 3, 2013 Huffington Post Live segment featured Joel Stanley (Co-founder and CEO of Realm of Caring), Heather Jackson (Executive Director), and Holli Brown. Holli discussed the experience of her child Sydni, who began experiencing seizures at the age of 4. For years, no …