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Why Does Cannabis Slow Down Our Time Perception?

Scientific research explores how consuming cannabis can distort our perception of time. Learn why it can seem to make things slow down.

Soundwaves: Pairing Cannabis With Binaural Beats

Learn the history and details of binaural beats, listen to a few examples, and find cannabis strains that can enhance the experience.

4 Promising Cannabis Studies and Research From 2016

There were a lot of positive shifts in 2016 for the cannabis industry, including advances in research. Explore the most optimistic studies of the year.

Is a Catnip High Like a Cannabis High?

Learn the similarities and differences between cannabis and cat's favorite herb, catnip.

Why Does Cannabis Produce THC?

Learn why the endocannabinoid system doesn't exist solely so we can get high, and why cannabis plants produce cannabinoids at all.

Meet Lumir Hanus, Who Discovered the First Endocannabinoid

Leafly spoke with the scientist who first isolated what's sometimes called "the bliss molecule" about the future of cannabis research.

The Runner’s High and the Endocannabinoid System

We’ve all heard of the “runner’s high,” but what is it? Learn more about this post-workout sensation and how it relates to the endocannabinoid system.

What Is the Endocannabinoid System and What Is Its Role?

Learn more about the endocannabinoid system including how it interacts with cannabinoids to help produce cannabis effects and its role in our bodies.

Is Smoking Cannabis Bad for You?

Discover what is known about the potential risks associated with cannabis smoke, including how it affects cardiovascular and lung health.

Scientists Solve Structure of Receptor That Allows THC to Get You High

A team of scientists recently made headlines by publishing a paper detailing the crystal structure of the human cannabinoid receptor type 1 (CB1).

What Are the Negative Effects of Cannabis Smoking and Secondhand Smoke?

We’ve all heard that first and secondhand smoke inhalation is bad, but what about when it’s cannabis smoke? A study exploring this topic has surprising results.

The Science of Sativa Cannabis Strains

Learn more about the science of sativa strains, including how they differ from indica strains and what kinds of activities their effects can amplify.

America’s Opioid Crisis: Can High-CBD Cannabis Combat Pain and Reduce Addiction Rates?

Hear one veteran's story, and learn about how high CBD cannabis can help alleviate opioid addiction and help turn around the ongoing epidemic.

Why Smoking Cannabis Causes Red, Bloodshot Eyes

Red eyes are a common side effect of cannabis, but why? Learn the causes of cannabis-induced red eyes and how to help minimize having them.

We Talked to a Harvard Doctor About Sexual Dysfunction and Cannabis

Dr. Jordan Tishler, an M.D. from Harvard who does great work in the field of sex and cannabis, offers recommendations for using cannabis for sexual dysfunction.