Hemp Science

  • CBD Misconceptions February 18, 2015 8:00 am
    Numerous commercial start-ups have jumped on the CBD bandwagon. But along with a growing awareness of CBD as a potential health aid there has been a proliferation of misconceptions.
  • Project CBD Releases Educational Primer on Cannabinoid-Drug Interactions September 25, 2018 8:22 pm
    New: This report is now available in Spanish and Japanese translations! See bottom of this article for downloads. Project CBD, a California-based educational non-profit, has published an in-depth primer on Cannabinoid-Drug Interactions for health professionals, patients, and public policy-makers. The 33-page report, summarized below, is available for free download at the bottom of the page.
  • Dr. Ethan Russo: CBD, the Entourage Effect and the Microbiome January 7, 2019 10:39 pm
    In this edition of Cannabis Conversations, Project CBD Director, Martin A. Lee, discusses the benefits of CBD, the “entourage effect” and the microbiome with Dr. Ethan Russo.
  • The Evolving Regulatory Status of Cannabidiol November 26, 2018 5:33 pm
    On June 25, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its first-ever approval of a marijuana-derived pharmaceutical drug.
  • Project CBD Launches Research Platform to Study CBD Efficacy November 29, 2018 4:47 am
    START SURVEY Calling all CBD users! Whether your remedy is fresh flower or concentrate, tincture or vape oil, cannabis or hemp-derived—we’re asking you to share your CBD experience by participating in a user-friendly, interactive research survey. Give us feedback about what’s helped you and what hasn’t.
  • Cannabidiol and Epilepsy Meta-Analysis November 8, 2018 3:51 am
    How often have we heard, “More research is needed,” from those who would prefer to see no change in policies that should be informed by science? From climate denial to cannabis prohibition, the demand for absolute scientific certainty is a call for inaction. It begs the question: When is there “enough” research? How about not enough to eliminate all uncertainties, but enough to recommend medical treatment or change policy?
  • Data Distortion October 13, 2016 7:53 am
    Misinformation can masquerade as science, especially when it comes to cannabis. Adrian Devitt-Lee highlights how analysis can be skewed for a variety of factors and gives insight on how to spot faulty research data.
  • Growing Pains: Can Sustainable Farmers Survive Legalization? January 30, 2018 4:09 am
    The California counties of Humboldt, Mendocino and Trinity, which comprise the Emerald Triangle, emerged as the epicenter of domestic cannabis cultivation in the late 1970s and early ‘80s. After the Golden State legalized medical marijuana in 1996, the nascent cannabis industry spread throughout much of Northern California’s remote regions and into the Central Valley. But today anxiety is high in weed country, which desperately needs the industry to survive.
  • From Clone to Concentrate: How CBD Oil is Made November 8, 2017 11:20 am
    A Project CBD featured video, see how cannabis oil is extracted and produced.
  • Claws and Effect: Cannabis Medicine for Pets April 19, 2017 4:55 pm
    All beings with a backbone have an endocannabinoid system. Is cannabis medicine a good option for the health of your dog or cat?
  • Is CBD Really Non-Psychoactive? May 18, 2016 12:20 am
    New scientific data shows that CBD interacts directly with the CB1 cannabinoid receptor in ways that are therapeutically relevant while modulating the psychoactive effects of THC. CBD lowers the ceiling on the ability of THC and endogenous cannabinoids to stimulate CB1. Cannabidiol is a profound mood-altering substance, even if it may not have a “high”.
  • Sourcing CBD: Marijuana, Industrial Hemp & the Vagaries of Federal Law March 28, 2016 3:35 pm
    Huge interest in the medicinal potential of CBD has catalyzed a rebirth of industrial hemp in the U.S. But is hemp the best source of CBD?
  • Dr. Gupta’s Traveling Medicine Show March 1, 2014 12:09 am
    On August 11 Gupta narrated a “Special Report” on CNN that provided dramatic examples of Cannabis’ beneficial effects. In the days before it aired he made media appearances to apologize for his role in having “systematically misled” the American people about marijuana.
  • Cannabis Science: What to Believe? September 10, 2018 10:11 pm
    Alan was disoriented and his words were not making sense. His wife thought he might be having a stroke, so she took him to the emergency room where he was seen by the on-call neurologist. When asked, Alan admitted to using cannabis on a regular basis for many years. The neurologist then brought him a printout with the title: “Marijuana Use Associated with Increased Risk of Stroke, Heart Failure.” That was when I got the call asking me if this was for real.
  • Should You Use Cannabis to Prevent Illness? August 29, 2018 11:44 pm
    Our bodies consist of many unique physiologic systems whose sole purpose is to maintain an internal balance called homeostasis. We know the pancreas releases insulin to balance glucose levels between the bloodstream and cells. The thyroid gland releases thyroid hormone, which regulates vital bodily functions related to metabolism, body temperature and much more. Simply put, our bodies are working constantly to stay balanced in response to our external environment.
  • Trade-In Your Ibuprofen for Cannabis August 16, 2018 1:40 am
    Pain from inflammation can and will likely affect all adults at some point in their lives, and for some, become chronic conditions that interfere with a normal quality of life.
  • ICRS 2018: Report from Leiden (Part 2) August 15, 2018 8:47 pm
    During the first week of July 2018, five-hundred-and-thirty-five delegates from five continents met at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands for the 28th annual symposium of the International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS). The four-day conference showcased recent scientific discoveries about cannabis components and various ways of targeting the endocannabinoid system to improve health outcomes.
  • ICRS 2018: CBD Shines in Leiden (Part 1) August 15, 2018 8:45 pm
    Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is a common – and potentially fatal – complication following bone marrow and solid organ transplants. This life threatening condition can also occur after a patient receives a blood transfusion or other forms of transplanted tissue from a genetically different person.
  • Complete Guide to Medical Marijuana for Seniors July 31, 2018 11:11 pm
    Marijuana has had a turbulent history in the United States. Starting in the mid-1990s, however, there was a push to introduce the medical benefits of cannabis to the American people once again— “once again,” because before the 20th century, marijuana was almost entirely legal.
  • 10 Tips for Buying Hemp-Derived CBD Products July 31, 2018 5:59 pm
    With Congress seemingly poised to legalize the cultivation of industrial hemp for many uses, including the production of biomass for CBD oil extraction, many questions remain unanswered. How will the DEA reschedule CBD now that Epidiolex has been approved as a pharmaceutical CBD isolate? To what extent will the FDA regulate hemp-derived CBD?