Can CBD Alleviate the Symptoms of Epilepsy?

By | November 11th, 2016|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Children, Dravet Syndrome, Endocannabinoids, Epidiolex, Epilepsy, Featured News, Featured Research, GW Pharma, Legalisation, News, Research|Tags: , , , , |

There have been many examples in recent years of published scientific articles, which have been peer-reviewed, as well as news items in the more general press, which have indicated the broad range of medical conditions susceptible to treatment by cannabis and related compounds. Much publicity has been gained in particular for reports claiming [...]

The Father of Cannabis: Raphael Mechoulam and Cannabinoids

By | June 10th, 2015|Categories: Endocannabinoids|

As a smiling 84-year old lecturer at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, interacting with young students on a daily basis, Raphael Mechoulam doesn't appear to stand out from the crowd. To the everyday man, he is simply part of the faculty at one of the most respected educational facilities in Israel. However, the Bulgarian born professor [...]

Do Endocannabinoids Increase Physical Performance? – Part 2

By | May 1st, 2015|Categories: Endocannabinoids|

In part one we finished with evidence showing endurance exercise activates the endocannabinoid system in humans. This has been proposed as an explanation for the altered mental status that accompanies intense exercise. Let’s now continue with that line of reasoning. We know that the endocannabinoid system reduces pain sensations equivalent to that of morphine[ref]2004; Br [...]

Do Endocannabinoids increase Physical Performance? – Part 1

By | April 29th, 2015|Categories: Endocannabinoids|

THE RUNNER’S HIGH Are you familiar with the term “runner’s high?” It’s the sensation of inner peace milers in particular receive after prolonged running. It’s also sometimes called a second wind. In high school I was involved in track and cross-country sports. I can testify to the incredible feeling I would occasionally, but not always, [...]