Hemp Science

  • Psychedelics & Cannabis Therapeutics April 18, 2019 2:13 am
    Although it may not be obvious during these Trump-rattled times, we’re in the midst of a psychedelic revival. There is more interest than ever before in experimenting with LSD, magic mushrooms, ayahuasca, ketamine, and other psychedelic drugs.
  • CBD & the Psychedelic Receptor March 11, 2018 5:50 pm
    In a shorthand that drives scientists mad, serotonin is often called ‘the neurotransmitter of happiness.’ This tag is especially troublesome as more and more flaws become apparent in the ‘serotonin hypothesis’ of depression – the idea that depression is caused by a serotonin deficit, which a pill (a serotonin reuptake inhibitor) could correct.1  Serotonin is a complex molecule in the brain and the periphery with a vast and intricate receptor system classified into seven ma
  • Marijuana Not Monoculture! May 2, 2016 4:40 pm
    Companion planting is a method of cultivation where plants are grown together to promote a dynamic, flourishing ecosystem. Some cannabis cultivators have begun adopting these practices, resulting in multiple benefits.
  • CBD & Cannabis Dosage Guide May 16, 2018 9:58 pm
    It can be relatively easy to experience medical benefits from cannabis. A puff or two of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)-rich flower can do the trick for a lot of people. Smoking marijuana, however, is not the be-all and end-all of cannabis therapeutics. There are many ways to experience the medical benefits of cannabis, and some of them are even non-intoxicating.
  • CBD User’s Guide March 13, 2018 3:02 pm
    Many health professionals have little to no experience with cannabis therapeutics and are not able to guide people on this subject. So Project CBD has created a beginner’s guide to cannabidiol & cannabis therapeutics to address key questions of CBD users.
  • 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?
  • Healthy Soil, Healthy Gut, Healthy Brain March 19, 2019 2:22 am
  • THC versus Breast Cancer March 19, 2019 1:32 am
    It’s no secret that many cancer patients are using cannabis to help manage pain, fatigue, nausea, and other side effects of chemotherapy. Less well known is the fact that extensive preclinical research shows that plant cannabinoids — most notably, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) – produce antitumor responses in various animal models of cancer.
  • Channeling Anslinger: Cracks in a Crackpot Book About Pot March 1, 2019 9:42 pm
    Alex Berenson, a science fiction author and former New York Times reporter, has written a book that would make Harry Anslinger blush. Anslinger, of course, was the longtime Federal Bureau of Narcotics director who waged a salacious, racially-charged sleaze campaign against marijuana, “the devil’s weed” that turned people into psychotic killers.
  • Cannabis Awakening: A Matter of Life or Death February 20, 2019 10:14 pm
    In this edition of Cannabis Conversations, former municipal court judge Doug Bench discusses his transformation from ardent prohibitionist to medical cannabis advocate.
  • CBD Myths & 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.
  • When is CBD Legal and When Isn't It? 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: Use & Abuse of Cannabis Science 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.
  • 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”.