Epidiolex: Everything You Need to Know About the New CBD Drug

What does Epidiolex contain? Cannabidiol. What are the possible side effects of Epidiolex? Insomnia, infections, fatigue, sleepiness, reduction in appetite, diarrhea, rash, and increased liver enzymes leading to possible liver injury. What does Epidiolex treat? Lennox-Gastaut and Dravet Syndrome–two types of severe childhood epilepsy. How much will Epidiolex cost? $32,500 per year (without insurance). When … Read more

CBD Bioavailability: What’s the Best Way to Absorb CBD?

endocannabinoid system

Cannabis plants contain more than 60 chemical compounds, called cannabinoids. These molecules attach to specific receptors in the endocannabinoid system, most notably in the brain and the immune system. Cannabinoids are responsible for the effects of marijuana, such as feeling euphoric, relaxed, and even “high.” Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is the psychoactive cannabinoid most widely studied. … Read more

The History of Medical Marijuana

Marijuana has its histories deep in traditional medicine, with the first use dating back more than 10,000 years. Its use in Western medicine became widespread only in the 20th century. Medical patents for Marijuana in the U.S. are traced back to the beginning of the 20th century, declining slightly with the introduction of IV treatments … Read more

The Bliss Molecule: How Cannabis Makes You Happy

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As more people come out about their regular marijuana use, the benefits of the plant continue to attract attention. Deservedly so. This not only lessens public stigma, it also makes you wonder; how can one plant relieve so many different afflictions? To understand how marijuana works with the body, one must first understand the ​E​ndo​c​annabinoid … Read more

Utah Tackling Several Cannabis Related Regulations

Now that terminally ill patients in Utah have the “right to try” medical cannabis, the Beehive State is defining the ways in which those patients can consume the medical-grade-cannabis. The Utah Department of Agriculture’s deputy commissioner told a Fox affiliate that in order for medical cannabis to consumed under current Utah law, it has to … Read more