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CBDA–The Raw Story

Raphael Mechoulam isolated CBDA in 1965. In the last five years, the world has fallen in love with cannabidiol (CBD). Perhaps the biggest uptake has been in countries like the UK and United States where almost 10% of the population admit to having tried CBD oil. Most people probably assume that the cannabis or hemp …

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Cannabinoids & Cancer in the Clinic

Adapted from Healing with Cannabis: The Evolution of the Endocannabinoid System and How Cannabinoids Help Relieve PTSD, Pain, MS, Anxiety, and More by Cheryl Pellerin (Skyhorse Publishing, 2020). Dr. Donald I. Abrams is an oncologist at San Francisco General Hospital, an integrative oncologist at the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF) Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, …

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Study finds cannabinoid plays key role in PTSD and ‘fear extinction’Zoe Sigman

Health Zoe SigmanMay 28, 2020 A new study offers more data on the role cannabinoids play in the brain’s ability to extinguish traumatic memories. (AdobeStock) The ability to forget fear is vital in allowing us to live normal lives. If we remembered every ounce of fear we’d ever felt, we wouldn’t be able to function. …

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What is hydrocarbon extraction and what cannabis products come from it?Aimee O’Driscoll

Loading the player… With the extract market burgeoning, there’s an increased focus on how those products are produced. Solvent extraction methods have advanced quickly over the past few years, with popular solvents including ethanol, CO2, and hydrocarbons—organic compounds containing only hydrogen and carbon atoms—which in cannabis are usually butane and propane. If you’ve used vape …

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Cannabis, CBD & Anxiety

We are currently living through anxiety provoking times. The coronavirus is the perfect recipe to turn even the most laid back and centred among us into worrying wrecks, imagining the most catastrophic (although unlikely) outcomes for ourselves and our loved ones. And that, dear friends, is the day-to-day life of someone living with anxiety. I …

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What are full-spectrum cannabis extracts and how are they made?

Full-spectrum extracts, often called whole plant extracts, maintain the full profile of the cannabis plant. They contain a variety of cannabinoids, including THC, THCa, CBD, CBDa, CBG, and CBN, as well as terpenes and other compounds such as flavonoids, proteins, phenols, sterols, and esters. These extracts are desirable for several reasons. From an experiential standpoint, …

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