Athletes And Marijuana?

From high school to professional sports, it seems like we are hearing more and more about concussions these days. But what actually is a concussion? According to WebMD, a concussion is “any type of brain injury that is caused by a blow to the head or body, a fall, or another injury that jars or…
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An Unorthodox Treatment

Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC is the active chemical in marijuana responsible for the mind-altering effects and has grabbed the attention of many Americans. In the United States, marijuana is legal for medicinal purposes in sixteen states and Washington D.C. With this growing popularity, a demand has been made for more effective and symptom specific strains of…
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Frying Brain Tumors With Marijuana

Cannabinoids are a class of compounds including and related to marijuana’s active ingredient- tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which have both psychoactive effects (the high or buzz) and neuroprotective effects such as antitumor function.  The latter effect of cannabinoids has given rise to one of the most interesting areas in cancer treatment. Specifically, naturally occurring cannabinoid anandamide has…
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Cannabinoids, The Fear And Perhaps, The Promise.

The Fear Cannabinoids have been making quite a stir in America long before the the active component, THC, was discovered in the 60’s. Reefer Madness has been the fear of parents and school teachers since the 30’s and hasn’t let up much since. However, it was not till the 90’s that researches discovered the reason…
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Tough Questions With Science: Marijuana’s THC Vs. The Body’s Endocannabinoids

Some day it will happen, I just know it. As a future educator it is my job to get my students out of their seats and diving headfirst into science. WHY? WHY? WHY? This will be the question that I will have plastered all over my classroom, the fundamental question of science. I want to…
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