International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS) Names Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research Its Official Journal

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New Rochelle, NY, May 7, 2019—Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research (CCR) is extremely excited to announce that the International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS) has named CCR its Official Journal. The ICRS is a foremost international society spearheading scientific research in all fields of cannabinoids, ranging from biochemical, chemical, and physiological studiesRead …

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Four Articles: Cannabis and Cannabinoid Use in Palliative Care, Open Access until May 6, 2019

Patients are aware that medical cannabis and cannabinoid derivatives are available to treat pain and symptoms. However, the medical literature to guide palliative medicine physicians in recommending cannabis and cannabinoid use is not yet well developed. The Journal of Palliative Care, David Casarett, MD, Guest Editor and Chief of Palliative CareRead …

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Interaction of Neurotransmitters and Neurochemicals with Lymphocytes, including the Endocannabinoid System

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Neurotransmitters and neurochemicals can act on lymphocytes by binding to receptors expressed by lymphocytes. This review describes lymphocyte expression of receptors for a selection of neurotransmitters and neurochemicals, the anatomical locations where lymphocytes can interact with neurotransmitters, and the effects of the neurotransmitters on lymphocyte function. Implications for health andRead …

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Safety and Efficacy of Medical Cannabis in Elderly Patients: A Retrospective Review in a Neurological Outpatient Setting

Medical Cannabis in Elderly Patients

As more states legalize medical cannabis, clinicians are seeking more information on how it may affect elderly populations for chronic conditions associated with aging. In this study, published in the journal Neurology, researchers evaluated medical cannabis’ (MC) efficacy and adverse effects (AE) in patients 75 years of age or older.Read …

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FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. on Public Hearing for Cannabis-containing and Cannabis-derived Products

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 Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on new steps to advance agency’s continued evaluation of potential regulatory pathways for cannabis-containing and cannabis-derived products In recent years, we’ve seen a growing interest in the development of therapies and other FDA-regulated consumer products derived from cannabis (Cannabis sativa L.) and itsRead …

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How Do Cannabinoid Receptors Affect Motivation to Eat or Exercise?

Physical inactivity is a common factor in lifestyle diseases – and one that is often linked to the excessive consumption of fatty and/or sugary foods. The opposite scenario of excessive physical activity at the expense of caloric intake can also be harmful, as cases of anorexia nervosa illustrate. These scenariosRead …

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids Reduce Inflammation through Cannabinoids

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The chemical compounds called cannabinoids, found in cannabis and hemp, are also produced naturally in the body from omega-3 fatty acids. A new study in animal tissue reveals the cascade of chemical reactions that convert omega-3 fatty acids into cannabinoids that have anti-inflammatory benefits. The findings are published in the

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Cannabidiol May Reduce Intestinal Inflammation

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In this study, published in PLOS ONE, researchers explored the role of cannabidiol for intestinal inflammation. This research looked enteric glial cells (EGC), which plays a fundamental role in the maintenance of gut homeostasis. They assure the correct trophism of vicinal neurons in the myenteric plexus and actively participate inRead …

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