Terpenes provide a wide variety of aromatic properties ranging from floral and earthy notes to musky and citrusy ones. When it come to the spicier side of the spectrum, caryophyllene holds the trophy for the most flair.
The terpene caryophyllene is present in many herbs and spices, including black pepper, basil, and oregano, and cannabis strains with high levels of it deliver a spicy, funky warmth to the nose, similar to cinnamon and cloves.
What makes caryophyllene an intriguing terpene is its relationship with our endocannabinoid system, particularly, its ability to bind to CB2 receptors. Because of this, it comes with a host of potential medical benefits.
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The cannabis plant contains a number of compounds with research-backed benefits for cancer patients. The science-based case that it is a safe and effective medicine will be made below, with plenty of links to double-blind studies, authoritative sources, and leading experts. The takeaway being that the plant and preparations derived from it can provide relief of cancer-related symptoms like pain, nausea, and inflammation. Some research has even shown that some cannabis compounds may slow cancer growth and shrink tumors.
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Medical marijuana advocates have celebrated cannabis as a non-toxic, non-addictive alternative to a wide range of prescription drugs. But while scores of patients have had success using cannabis as a substitute for pharmaceuticals, it’s not for everybody.
For one, not every patient responds to cannabis in the same way. Though many have reported using cannabis to alleviate anxiety, for example, others experience heightened anxiety and paranoia when they smoke weed.
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It’s one of the most well-known effects of marijuana: the powerful surge in appetite many users feel after smoking or ingesting the drug, colloquially known as “the munchies.”
For medicinal users that have trouble eating due to chemotherapy, this can be one of the drug’s biggest benefits. For recreational users, this benefit can also be rather enjoyable, if unkind on the waistline. But for years, scientists have struggled to understand how marijuana’s active ingredient—tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC—stimulates appetite.
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For this reason, it’s important to pay homage to the chemists, breeders, and growers who have spearheaded the development of CBD strains and medicines. These are the pioneers who brought something new and different to the world of cannabis.
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For the past eight years, the Scottsdale Research Institute (SRI) in Arizona has fought to fulfill their FDA-approved mission to determine what role, if any, cannabis can potentially play in the lives of U.S. military veterans suffering from PTSD.
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