Archive for August, 2016

Source: Video #1: The 5 Reasons To Consider Cannabis As Medicine

Biologists have detected a cannabinoid receptor in spermatozoa. Endogenous cannabinoids that occur in both the male and the female genital tract activate the spermatozoa: they trigger the so-called acrosome reaction, during which the spermatozoon releases digestive enzymes and loses the cap on the anterior half of its head. Without this reaction, spermatozoa cannot penetrate the ovum.

Source: Cannabinoid receptor activates spermatozoa — ScienceDaily

And probably not in the way you expected.

Source: Study: Medical marijuana changes how employees use sick time – The Washington Post

Cannabinoids and post-traumatic stress disorder: clinical and preclinical evidence for treatment and prevention.

Source: Cannabinoids administered shortly after exposure to a traumatic event

Terpenes form a large group of phytochemicals, with more than 200 molecules identified in Cannabis sativa L. Terpenes are responsible for the organoleptic characteristics (aromas and flavours) of d…

Source: Cannabis Terpenes and Their Benefits – Caryophyllene, Geraniol and Humulene | Hemp Edification

By Dr. Matthew Buckley, PSc.D. via Waking Times Throughout the nation, one of the hottest social and political discussions right now is whether or not we should legalize marijuana. I believe that when examining what is known about the utility and the importance of the marijuana plant, specifically as it relates to health, it becomes clear…

Source: Cannabinoids: The Other Vitamin ‘C’? | TruthTheory

I have hypothesized this exact same meme– that cannabis is like a vitamin.  How else would one explain the incredibly wide range of efficacy for so many maladies?  When something goes awry with our endocannabinoid system, cannabinoids can restore that balance, and bring back health.  Imagine if cancer was just a “vitamin” deficiency!  We have much to learn about the endocannabinoid system.


A large portion of cancer patients who try medical marijuana find it highly effective for symptom relief.

Source: Marijuana Rated Highly Effective By Cancer Patients

There are many advantages to the rectal administration of cannabis not afforded by other routes

Source: Backdoor Medicine: How Cannabis Suppositories Can Save Lives – Cannabis Digest

A multidisciplinary team of researchers has improved our understanding of how cannabinoids, the active agent in marijuana, affect vision in vertebrates.

Source: Researchers find new role for cannabinoids in vision: Chemicals shown to improve low-light vision of tadpoles by sensitizing retinal cells — ScienceDaily