Cannabis

The three main species typically recognized within the Cannabis sativa L. family include Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica and Cannabis ruderalis. The most well-known compounds found within the cannabis plant are THC, cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabinol (CBN).
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Cannabinoid receptor agonist shows potential protective effect on SARS-CoV-2-infected human heart cells

Cannabinoid receptor agonist shows potential protective effect on SARS-CoV-2-infected human heart cells

Researchers expand understanding of hop genome with implications for brewing industry

Researchers expand understanding of hop genome with implications for brewing industry

Wastewater analysis shows the pattern of designer drug use in eight countries

Wastewater analysis shows the pattern of designer drug use in eight countries

Study explores the effects of alcohol and cannabis on aggression-linked brain circuitry in teens

Study explores the effects of alcohol and cannabis on aggression-linked brain circuitry in teens

Drinking, smoking, and drug use may increase risk of premature heart disease in young people

Drinking, smoking, and drug use may increase risk of premature heart disease in young people

Challenges of Cannabis Analysis and Impacts on Driving and Public Health

Challenges of Cannabis Analysis and Impacts on Driving and Public Health

Medical cannabis may reduce blood pressure in older adults, study shows

Medical cannabis may reduce blood pressure in older adults, study shows

Survey: Half of the people with uncontrolled asthma smoke cannabis

Survey: Half of the people with uncontrolled asthma smoke cannabis

50% of patients with uncontrolled asthma smoke cannabis, shows new survey

50% of patients with uncontrolled asthma smoke cannabis, shows new survey

Active cannabis dispensaries linked to reduced opioid-related mortality rates

Active cannabis dispensaries linked to reduced opioid-related mortality rates

Adolescents who frequently use cannabis may experience decline in IQ

Adolescents who frequently use cannabis may experience decline in IQ

Scientists evaluate correlation between thin film structure and organic thin-film transistors performance

Scientists evaluate correlation between thin film structure and organic thin-film transistors performance

Medicinal cannabis improves outcomes in Parkinson's patients

Medicinal cannabis improves outcomes in Parkinson's patients

Optimistic pupils with 'happy' memories linked to lower drink and drug risk

Optimistic pupils with 'happy' memories linked to lower drink and drug risk

SMART recovery groups provide addiction services during COVID-19 pandemic

SMART recovery groups provide addiction services during COVID-19 pandemic

Cannabidiol kills bacteria responsible for gonorrhea, meningitis, and legionnaires disease

Cannabidiol kills bacteria responsible for gonorrhea, meningitis, and legionnaires disease

Density of marijuana outlets associated with greater use among young adults

Density of marijuana outlets associated with greater use among young adults

Marijuana use varies with seasons, shows study

Marijuana use varies with seasons, shows study

Multiple withdrawal symptoms experienced by people using medical marijuana for chronic pain

Multiple withdrawal symptoms experienced by people using medical marijuana for chronic pain

Study finds sex and age-based differences among youth who experience nonfatal opioid overdose

Study finds sex and age-based differences among youth who experience nonfatal opioid overdose