Cannabis

Scientists Put Spotlight on Cannabinoid System To Understand Effects Of Cannabis

Among the 400 complex chemical entities of the cannabis plant, more than 60 are cannabinoid compounds, some of which induce opposing effects. Despite its many benefits to mental health, not everyone experiences it the same way. Research control groups in the past observed some participants experiencing transient psychotic symptoms and increased levels of anxiety, intoxication …

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Raising The Standards Of The Cannabis Industry With Mass Spectrometry

The cannabis industry is predicted to be worth $22 billion by 2022. Increased public acceptance and legalization of medical marijuana have encouraged growers and product producers to market their wares more visibly. Like the pharmaceutical, food, beverage, and tobacco industries there needs to be regulations and standards to ensure the safety and integrity of cannabis …

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Academicians Form Committee To Spur Cannabinoid Research

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have appointed a committee to regulate existing and future research on marijuana and cannabinoid health effects. The body consists of 16 experts in the areas of marijuana, addiction, oncology, cardiology, neurodevelopment, respiratory disease, pediatric and adolescent health, immunology, toxicology, preclinical research, epidemiology, systematic review, and public health. …

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Research And Advancement of Medicinal Cannabis Stalled By Legal Regulations

Cannabis and cannabinoid products have been widely used to alleviate symptoms and treat diseases. Historical records have even shown humans using this plant as far back as 400 AD. Its usage varies from chronic pain to management of neurological conditions such as epilepsy. However cannabis is not without its side effects, some patients in controlled …

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Hemp Flavoured Alcoholic Beverages Bloom From Harvest Of Cannabis Sativa L. Flowers

Although the Cannabis sativa L. plant is considered a multi-purpose crop, current production only focuses on fibre and seed yields. As a result, most of the non-stem aerial parts are neglected and considered waste products. However, a new study on C. sativa flowers may give rise to a new market in hemp flavoured alcoholic beverages. By harvesting …

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Cannabis glandular trichomes alter morphology and metabolite content during flower maturation.

Samuel J. Livingston, Teagen D. Quilichini, Judith K. Booth, Darren C. J. Wong, Kim H. Rensing, Jessica Laflamme‐Yonkman, Simone D. Castellarin, Joerg Bohlmann, Jonathan E. Page, A. Lacey Samuels The flowers of cannabis are used for the medicinal effects of their particular metabolites. Terpenes and other cannabinoid metabolites are produced in glandular trichomes. Seemingly, the …

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