Hemp Science

  • Cannabis, CBD & COVID-19 March 26, 2020 10:25 pm
    What science says about CBD as an anti-viral agent. And, how prohibition is making a bad situation worse.
  • Women Pioneers in Cannabinoid Science March 26, 2020 7:49 pm
    During a time of great crisis, we are reminded of the importance of medical science and the expert researchers who have dedicated their lives to advancing public health. In that context, we want to acknowledge Women’s History Month and celebrate the accomplishments of ten women who have made significant contributions to the advancement of cannabinoid science.
  • Synthetic Cannabinoids: Dangerous for Diabetics? March 16, 2020 7:06 pm
    While smoking cannabis appears to be helpful for diabetics managing weight and insulin levels, synthetic cannabinoids could be dangerous. Spanish researchers recently documented a case where a diabetic man expressed dangerously high blood sugar levels after smoking an herbal blend treated with unknown synthetic cannabinoids.
  • Did CBD Kill This Woman? March 16, 2020 6:30 pm
    It can’t be emphasized enough that patients must be honest with their doctors about their cannabis use, particularly if CBD is involved, given its modulating effects on various CYP enzymes.
  • New Study: Cannabis Is Effective for Fibromyalgia March 10, 2020 5:25 pm
    Fibromyalgia is an intractable condition defined by chronic, widespread pain and debilitation. But a recent study published in Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology demonstrated that cannabis can be used effectively to remedy these problems, at least by some patients.
  • New Developments in Cannabis Medicine with Bonni Goldstein, MD March 9, 2020 9:19 pm
  • Hooked on Weed? Try Nicotine Instead March 2, 2020 1:00 am
    In its ongoing search for alternatives to recreational cannabis, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has been funding research into much more dangerous and addictive drugs — ostensibly to help people ween off cannabis. Recently NIDA supported a clinical trial which used nicotine as a therapy for relatively mild cannabis withdrawal symptoms.
  • Yeast-Derived CBD & GMO Cannabinoids February 28, 2020 6:54 pm
    In the not-too-distant future, the CBD or THC you consume when you swallow an infused edible or tincture may not be derived from cannabis at all. Your daily dose of cannabinoids might be grown in a laboratory instead of a greenhouse. Kevin Chen, CEO and co-founder of Hyasynth Bio, describes the Montreal-based start-up as “focused on engineering strains of yeast to produce the active compounds of cannabis without having to grow plants.”
  • Decarboxylating Cannabis February 27, 2020 5:00 pm
    Why does eating a raw cannabis bud not get you high but eating a THC edible does? It has to do with a process called decarboxylation.
  • How to Make a CBD Home Remedy Kit - and Why You Should February 27, 2020 1:00 am
    Like a one-stop shop for your healthcare needs, cannabis’ diverse array of therapeutic actions can benefit almost every physiological process. Project CBD has pulled together detailed instructions for creating a do-it-yourself Cannabis Home Medicine Kit which includes recipes for several tinctures, salve, and a cream.
  • Marijuana Arrests After Legalization February 25, 2020 1:00 am
    The impressive medical properties of cannabis have been a major factor in the push to legalize cannabis. But the importance of social justice, beyond medical access, can’t be overstated.
  • Artificial Intelligence on Weed February 20, 2020 5:00 pm
    What does Apple’s AI think about weed? Researchers asked Siri, Alexa, Cortana, and other virtual assistants for information about quitting various drugs.
  • The Case of the Missing THC February 20, 2020 1:00 am
    Many CBD products contain no tetrahydrocannabinol. Where is all the THC going after it’s extracted from hemp?
  • Cannabis Botany & Breeding with Ryan Lee February 19, 2020 1:00 am
    Expert cannabis botanist and breeder Ryan Lee talks to Project CBD about the history of breeding cannabis, the discovery of CBD, and how to interpret lab data.
  • Spirit Molecules February 13, 2020 5:00 pm
    Humans love finding ways to alter our consciousness, and psychedelic plants have long provided a way to do so. Why do these plants produce intoxicating compounds?
  • The Power Couple of Cannabis Therapeutics February 13, 2020 8:00 am
  • CBD & Booze: Bingeing on Research February 13, 2020 1:00 am
    What’s the right dose of CBD when you take it orally? It’s a simple question with a muddled answer. Recently, researchers explored how eating impacts absorption of CBD. They also examined alcohol’s impact - for unclear reasons.
  • Tough Times After High Hopes for Hemp Harvest January 29, 2020 5:00 pm
    A year has passed since President Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill, which legalized the cultivation of industrial and CBD-rich hemp. So, how’d it go?
  • Hit & Run: Impaired Science January 29, 2020 1:00 am
    A flawed study by Harvard scientists claims that marijuana smokers get into more car accidents even when they’re not high. Stoned driving should be considered when assessing the public health impact of cannabis, but not disproportionate to the established harm.
  • Cannabis & Binge Drinking January 21, 2020 5:00 pm
    What impact does cannabis legalization have on other substance use by college students? A recent study out of Oregon State University (OSU) aimed to find out.