Research Articles

Opposite Effects of D-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol and Cannabidiol on Human Brain Function and Psychopathology

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THC and CBD have Opposite Effects on Brain and Body

Can CBD counteract adverse effects of excessive THC? In this 2010 issue of the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, they showed that pretreatment with CBD prevented the acute induction of psychotic symptoms by D-9-tetrahydrocannabinol. D-9-THC and CBD can have opposite effects on regional brain function, which may underlie their different symptomatic and behavioral effects, and CBD’s ability to block the psychotogenic effects of D-9-THC. Read More

Schedule 1 Classification Hinders Cannabis Research

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U.S. Drug Laws Hinder Cannabis Research

The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., has agreed to hear Americans for Safe Access vs. Drug Enforcement Administration, which challenges the federal classification of cannabis as a Schedule I drug. Oral arguments are scheduled to start October 16, 2012. The Schedule I classification is one of the biggest arguments against medical cannabis nationwide because Schedule I drugs are defined as having no accepted medical use. Read More

UCSF Cannabis Continuing Medical Education

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UCSF Cannabis Continuing Medical Education

On the afternoons of October 24th and 25th, 2012, UCSF and the Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids, in collaboration with the Society of Cannabis Clinicians, will present Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses in San Francisco and Santa Monica. This is a first, and we sense the day is coming when the study of the endocannabinoid system will be part of standard medical school curriculum. Read More

Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Study

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If you are a patient with inflammatory bowel disease, IBD, using cannabis to mitigate the symptoms of Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, you are invited to participate in this study. Any patient who describes him/herself as having IBD can fill out the IBD questionnaire, personalized with a unique code number, (Study number) and your email address.

If you would like for your data to be entered into the official study database, we ask that you provide adequate pathological evidence or physician verification of the IBD diagnosis in a release of medical information to the principle investigator, Read More