The Scientist – Prof. R. Mechoulam

“As scientists, indeed, as intellectuals, we should try always to be skeptical.” Just imagine: What if the cannabis plant and its astonishing range of healing properties had been suddenly discovered today in a remote forest? The find would send seismic shockwaves blasting through the scientific community overnight. The plant would immediately come under frantically intense study in every nation on earth, and the person […]

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CBD, a miracle?

Is CBD Oil really the new miracle cure? With all the talk of Medical Marijuana and it’s many benefits, and state after state legalizing and/or decriminalizing Marijuana use both medically and for private use, it’s a wonder that CBD oil is still in its infancy in the US. In fact, less than five percent of the public actually knows that there are very potent forms […]

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Cannabinoids inhibit oral cancer cells

Cannabinoids inhibit cellular respiration of human oral cancer cells. Whyte DA, Al-Hammadi S, Balhaj G, Brown OM, Penefsky HS, Souid AK. Abstract BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The primary cannabinoids, Delta(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta(9)-THC) and Delta(8)-tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta(8)-THC) are known to disturb the mitochondrial function and possess antitumor activities. These observations prompted us to investigate their effects on the mitochondrial O(2) consumption in human oral […]

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Effects of cannabidiol on the reduction of breast cancer

Pathways mediating the effects of cannabidiol on the reduction of breast cancer cell proliferation, invasion, and metastasis. McAllister SD1, Murase R, Christian RT, Lau D, Zielinski AJ, Allison J, Almanza C, Pakdel A, Lee J, Limbad C, Liu Y, Debs RJ, Moore DH, Desprez PY. Author information Erratum in Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2012 May;133(1):401-4. Abstract Invasion and metastasis of […]

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Preclinical Therapy of Cannabinoids

A Combined Preclinical Therapy of Cannabinoids and Temozolomide against Glioma Sofía Torres, Mar Lorente, Fátima Rodríguez-Fornés, Sonia Hernández-Tiedra, María Salazar, Elena García-Taboada, Juan Barcia, Manuel Guzmán and Guillermo Velasco, Authors’ Affiliations: 1Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology I, School of Biology, Complutense University, 2Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red sobre Enfermedades Neurodegenerativas (CIBERNED), and 3Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital Clínico San […]

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Antitumor Effects of Cannabidiol

Antitumor Effects of Cannabidiol, a Nonpsychoactive Cannabinoid, on Human Glioma Cell Lines Daniela ParolaroMaria P. Abbracchio andPaola Massi, Angelo Vaccani, Stefania Ceruti, Arianna Colombo, Abstract Recently, cannabinoids (CBs) have been shown to possess antitumor properties. Because the psychoactivity of cannabinoid compounds limits their medicinal usage, we undertook the present study to evaluate the in vitro antiproliferative ability of cannabidiol (CBD), […]

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