This Is Your Brain On Cannabinoids

Ah, the feeling of bliss: You feel yourself relax as tension oozes out of your body and worries, fears, and problems seem to fade away… Life slows down measurably—from the week’s hurried, stressful pace to a deliciously calming crawl… A feeling of happiness, even euphoria, evades your senses as you experience what can only be…
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Hope For New Alzheimer’s Treatments

Alzheimer’s disease is a memory impairment mostly seen in elderly people.  Alzheimer’s Foundation of America describes the disease as “a progressive, degenerative disorder that attacks the brain’s nerve cells, or neurons, resulting in loss of memory, thinking and language skills, and behavioral changes.”  Alzheimer’s has become an increasing threat to the well-being of the growing…
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Dear Dad, It’s Not All Bad; The Truth About Cannabis And Cannabanoids.

Cannabis, or commonly known as marijuana is  a type of cannabinoid.  Many of you know of it’s damaging side effects and have heard of the ongoing debate on whether to legalize marijuana.  Some of the reasons to legalize marijuana is because of medicinal purposes; they have been shown to treat Parkinson’s disease, nausea and vomiting,…
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Endocannabinoids…..what???

Cannabis, also known as marijuana, produces significant psychoactive effects in our brain through its active ingredient, THC.  The actions of THC are a result of its binding and interaction with protein receptors on neurons called cannabinoid receptors.  Why do our brains have these receptors?  What naturally occurring molecules interact with these receptors?  The answer to…
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