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‘These Two Worlds Are Struggling to Integrate’: The Complexity of Cannabis and Art Therapy

Although cannabis has the potential to enhance the experience of art therapy, its use is restricted in the practice. Learn more about this conundrum from an art therapist’s perspective.

What Is the GPR55 Receptor and Why Is It Important in CBD’s Benefits?

G-protein coupled receptor 55, or GPR55, is a receptor that may extend CBD’s health benefits, including preventing seizures and fighting cancer. Learn more about it here.

Two New Studies Find Cannabis Reduces Opioid Prescriptions

The JAMA studies found that cannabis legalization correlated with drops of 6% to 14% in opioid prescriptions.

How Cannabis Enhances the Effects of Opioids

Research shows that cannabis may enhance the effects of opioids to relieve pain. Read more about how cannabinoid receptors, like CB1, are important to the effects of opioids.

How Cannabis Relieves Different Types of Pain

Different types of pain require different types of treatment for relief. Learn more about the research behind the use of cannabinoids like THC and CBD to relieve pain.

Is Cannabis Allowed in Nursing Homes?

Nursing homes are flushed with people who need cannabis, so why is it so hard to find facilities accepting this medicinal plant?

The Latest in Cannabis Research: Spring 2018

Trying to keep track of all the advances in medical cannabis research? Here are some brief summaries of some of the biggest headlines over the last few months.

Any Condition Is Now a Qualifying Condition in Virginia

A new law allows patients with any medical condition to obtain a doctor's recommendation for CBD and THC-A oil—which could be easily converted into THC.

6 Common Myths and Controversies About High-CBD Cannabis

CBD is becoming popular because of its many health benefits, but not all of the information you see is correct. Learn more about some common CBD myths and facts.

Consuming Cannabis During Pregnancy: Here’s What the Science Says

Too many doctors won't discuss the issue, leaving women to research it on their own. Here's a good place to start.

CBD Tincture for Beginners

Here’s what you should know when shopping for tinctures featuring cannabidiol, or CBD, a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in hemp and other cannabis plants.

How Canada’s Cronos Group Became the First Cannabis Producer on the US Stock Exchange

To ensure its compliance with SEC standards, Cronos enhanced its financial reporting, improved its governance, and tightened internal policies around insider trading and cybersecurity.

Cannabis and Schizophrenia: Do THC and CBD Affect It Differently?

Cannabis and schizophrenia have a complex relationship with the potential for both risks and benefits. Read about the effects of cannabis, specifically THC and CBD, on schizophrenia.

Study: Minnesota Patients Say Medical Marijuana Reduces Pain

More than 60% of patients surveyed by the state reported benefits from using marijuana in inhaled or pill forms.

Study Shows Cannabis Protects the Liver From Alcohol Damage

Can cannabis protect the liver from alcoholic liver disease and cancer? Read all about the effects of cannabis on liver damage associated with alcohol.

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