cannabis bookmarks

Introduction to the Endocannabinoid System

http://norml.org/library/item/introduction-to-the-endocannabinoid-system

 

The Emerging Role of the Endocannabinoid System in Endocrine Regulation and Energy Balance

http://press.endocrine.org/doi/full/10.1210/er.2005-0009

Cancer Killing Cannabinoids And The Human Endocannabinoid System

How our Endocannabinoid system can prevent cancer

 

The Endocannabinoid System and Its Relevance for Nutrition

http://www.annualreviews.org/doi/abs/10.1146/annurev.nutr.012809.104701?journalCode=nutr&

 

Role of Endocannabinoid Signaling in Anxiety and Depression

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3808114/

 

The role of endocannabinoid signaling in the molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s disease.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25147120

 

Clinical endocannabinoid deficiency (CECD) revisited: can this concept explain the therapeutic benefits of cannabis in migraine, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome and other treatment-resistant conditions?

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24977967

 

 History

History of Cannabis in India

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-teenage-mind/201106/history-cannabis-in-india

History of Cannabis in Ancient China

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-teenage-mind/201105/history-cannabis-in-ancient-china

 

Kaneh Bosm: The Hidden Story of Cannabis in the Old Testament

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Tree of Life by The Human Revolution – Song about the remarkable Hemp Plant Cannabis sativa – YouTube
Tree of Life, winner of 2007 Marijuana Music Awards Best Music Video! An educational music video about the many industrial uses and health benefits of the Am…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xvmlNJH4fU&NR=1
The Flower – YouTube
The Flower contrasts a utopian society that freely farms and consumes a pleasure giving flower with a society where the same flower is illegal and its consum…
Cannabis Rising; A tale of truth and healing – YouTube
Silent short piece that unfolded in my head last spring as Douglas Lakota was putting the finishing touches on Cannabis Rising, a painting I commissioned to …

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Cannabidiol inhibits cancer cell invasion … [Biochem Pharmacol. 2010] – PubMed – NCBI
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Cannabidiol inhibits lung cancer cell invasion and m… [FASEB J. 2012] – PubMed – NCBI
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Tommy Chong reveals cancer diagnosis – YouTube
Tommy Chong reveals to CNN’s Don Lemon that he is battling prostate cancer and plans to treat it with cannabis.
Tommy Chong Cancer Update | The Weed Blog
Tommy Chong’s Cancer Update Is Encouraging
Marijuana Cuts Lung Cancer Tumor Growth In Half, Study Shows
The active ingredient in marijuana cuts tumor growth in common lung cancer in half and significantly reduces the ability of the cancer to spread, say researchers at Harvard University who tested the chemical in both lab and mouse studies.
The Rick Simpson Story – Cannabis Cure for Cancer – YouTube
The Rick Simpson Story Entitled ‘Run from the cure’ documents a cancer cure method using hemp-oil and the following history of hemp and its neglection within…
A Cure For Cancer – Max Igan talks with Rick Simpson – Hemp & Cannibis Miracle Cures – YouTube
Watch Rick Simpson’s documentary for free, or download it free to watch later.. Rick’s site with much more information can be found here.. http://phoenixtear…
Czech Republic Legalizes Medical Marijuana Use
PRAGUE — Czech President Vaclav Klaus has signed into law legislation that makes it legal in the Czech Republic to use marijuana for medical treatment. Klaus gave his approval on Friday, after the law had been approved by both houses of Parliament.
Hemp Oil Dosage Information – Written by Rick Simpson – YouTube
The endocannabinoid system in our bodies regulate our cancer defense — so it makes sense that cannabis works effectively in this area, and the science backs…
9 Ways to Deepen Healing with Cannabis and Consciousness – Waking Times : Waking Times
9 Ways to Deepen Healing with Cannabis and Consciousness
Cannabinoids destroy cancer | Cannabis Culture
Can Pot Treat Cancer Without The Devastating Effects of Chemotherapy? | Alternet
Research shows THC and other compounds found only in marijuana don’t just soothe symptoms; they can shrink tumors and slow the spread of cancer.
34 Medical Studies Proving Cannabis Cures Cancer – Waking Times : Waking Times

 

Cannabis II

Note: Cannabis is a Schedule I drug with no “known” medicinal use according to the Federal government !!!

 

Cannabidiol improves lung function and inflammation in mice submitted to LPS-induced acute lung injury.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25356537

We have previously shown that the prophylactic treatment with cannabidiol (CBD) reduces inflammation in a model of acute lung injury (ALI).

 

Peripheral cannabinoid receptor, CB2, regulates bone mass

http://www.pnas.org/content/103/3/696.abstract

Here we show that CB2-deficient mice have a markedly accelerated age-related trabecular bone loss and cortical expansion, although cortical thickness remains unaltered.

 

Cannabinoids inhibit migration of microglial-like cells to the HIV protein Tat.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21735070

Microglia are a population of macrophage-like cells in the central nervous system (CNS) which, upon infection by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), secrete a plethora of inflammatory factors, including the virus-specified trans-activating protein Tat.

 

Marijuana Smoking Does Not Accelerate Progression of Liver Disease in HIV–Hepatitis C Coinfection: A Longitudinal Cohort Analysis

http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2013/06/28/cid.cit378.short

At baseline, 53% had smoked marijuana in the past 6 months, consuming a median of 7 joints/week (IQR, 1–21); 40% smoked daily. There was no evidence that marijuana smoking accelerates progression to significant liver fibrosis (APRI ≥ 1.5) or cirrhosis (APRI ≥ 2; hazard ratio [HR]: 1.02 [0.93–1.12] and 0.99 [0.88–1.12], respectively).

 

Why Marijuana Treats Arthritis, MS, and Diabetes: New Study Implicates mRNA

Distinct microRNA expression profile and targeted biological pathways in functional myeloid-derived suppressor cells induced by Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol in vivo: regulation of CCAAT/enhancer-binding protein α by microRNA-690.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24202177

Select miRNA such as miR-690 targeting genes involved in myeloid expansion and differentiation likely play crucial roles in this process and therefore in cannabinoid-induced immunosuppression.

 

Antibacterial cannabinoids from Cannabis sativa: a structure-activity study.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18681481

All five major cannabinoids (cannabidiol (1b), cannabichromene (2), cannabigerol (3b), Delta (9)-tetrahydrocannabinol (4b), and cannabinol (5)) showed potent activity against a variety of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains of current clinical relevance.

 

Preliminary assessment of the efficacy, tolerability and safety of a cannabis-based medicine (Sativex) in the treatment of pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis

http://rheumatology.oxfordjournals.org/content/45/1/50.long

Seventy-five patients were screened and 58 met the eligibility criteria. Thirty-one were randomized to the CBM and 27 to placebo. Mean (s.d.) daily dose achieved in the final treatment week was 5.4 (0.84) actuations for the CBM and 5.3 (1.18) for placebo. In comparison with placebo, the CBM produced statistically significant improvements in pain on movement, pain at rest, quality of sleep, DAS28 and the SF-MPQ pain at present component.

 

A Link Between Autism and Cannabinoids: Mutations tied to autism in mice lead to deficits in the signaling pathway activated by marijuana.

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/35088/title/A-Link-Between-Autism-and-Cannabinoids/

Two autism-related mutations in a synapse-adhesion protein lead to deficits in prolonged endocannabinoid signaling in mice. It’s a surprising connection that suggests such signaling problems could be implicated in autism spectrum disorders, according to a paper published today (April 11) in Neuron.

 

Chemicals within cannabis have powerful antioxidant properties, and scientists believe this can protect the brain from damage.

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2013/11/22/scientists-discover-that-cannabis-may-reduce-brain-damage-caused-by-alcohol/

The study outlines how excessive alcohol consumption results in neuro-degeneration as well as behavioral and cognitive impairments that are hypothesized to contribute to the chronic and relapsing nature of alcoholism.

 

Study: THC-Like Drug Helps Brain Injuries

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=117202

Mice that sustained brain injuries were discovered to have elevated levels of a compound known as 2-Arachodonoyl glycerol, or 2-AG. Theorizing that this cannabinoid was produced to prevent damage, the researchers administered more of the compound to injured mice and found it protected the brain.

 

Cannabichromene In Marijuana Helps Brain Grow, Study Shows

http://www.truthonpot.com/2013/08/20/cannabichromene-in-marijuana-helps-brain-grow-study-shows/

Contrary to popular belief, the brain doesn’t stop growing after reaching a certain age. In fact, brain cells are constantly being generated in adults through a process called neurogenesis.

 

How CANNABIS can treat cancer: Study finds compound in the plant can help shrink aggressive brain tumours

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2837774/How-CANNABIS-treat-cancer-Study-finds-compound-plant-help-shrink-brain-aggressive-brain-tumours.html

tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) – were tested as part of the research into brain cancer. The benefits of the cannabis plant elements were known before.

 

Marijuana Users Have Better Cognitive Skills, Study Finds

http://www.leafscience.com/2014/03/14/marijuana-users-better-cognitive-skills-study-finds/

The study, published March 12 in the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, found that college students who used marijuana scored better on tests of processing speed and verbal fluency

 

Effect of marijuana use on outcomes in traumatic brain injury.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25264643

A positive THC screen is associated with decreased mortality in adult patients sustaining TBI.

 

Effects of Smoking Marijuana on Brain Perfusion and Cognition

http://www.nature.com/npp/journal/v26/n6/full/1395868a.html

Smoking marijuana resulted in intoxication, as assessed by a behavioral rating scale, but did not significantly alter mean behavioral performance on the attention task. Heart rate and blood pressure increased dramatically following smoking of marijuana but not placebo cigarettes. However, mean global CBF did not change significantly.

 

University Of Saskatchewan Research Suggests Marijuana Analogue Stimulates Brain Cell Growth

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/10/051016083817.htm

A synthetic substance similar to ones found in marijuana stimulates cell growth in regions of the brain associated with anxiety and depression, pointing the way for new treatments for these diseases, according to University of Saskatchewan medical research published today in The Journal of Clinical Investigation.

 

The Cannabis Oil Invention Shona Banda Wouldn’t Hold Secret

http://benswann.com/the-cannabis-oil-invention-shona-banda-wouldnt-hold-secret/

(Shona Banda was the one that made me think eating cannabis could heal me … i was dead otherwise)

 

Cannabis Killed My Terminal Stage IV Lung Cancer

 

Marijuana habit not linked to lung cancer

http://www.oncologypractice.com/single-view/marijuana-habit-not-linked-to-lung-cancer/73840afd2cca226b9e6a9ddc7cb0d039.html

When compared with cannabis smokers who also used tobacco, habitual pot smokers had no significant increase in cancer risk.

 

Delta9-Tetrahydrocannabinol inhibits epithelial growth factor-induced lung cancer cell migration in vitro as well as its growth and metastasis in vivo.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17621270

Delta(9)-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the primary cannabinoid of marijuana and has been shown to either potentiate or inhibit tumor growth, depending on the type of cancer and its pathogenesis

 

A Molecular Link Between the Active Component of Marijuana and Alzheimer’s Disease Pathology

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2562334/

Here, we demonstrate that the active component of marijuana, Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), competitively inhibits the enzyme acetylcholinesterase (AChE) as well as prevents AChE-induced amyloid β-peptide (Aβ) aggregation, the key pathological marker of Alzheimer’s disease.

 

Could a loss of ‘natural cannabis’ in the brain be the reason we get Alzheimer’s disease?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2661524/Could-loss-natural-cannabis-brain-reason-Alzheimers-disease.html

A rogue protein called amyloid-beta, suspected of playing a key role in Alzheimer’s, is believed to block endocannabinoids in the brain in the earliest stages of the disease.

 

The potential therapeutic effects of THC on Alzheimer’s disease.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25024327

These sets of data strongly suggest that THC could be a potential therapeutic treatment option for Alzheimer’s disease through multiple functions and pathways.

 

Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease Pathology by Cannabinoids: Neuroprotection Mediated by Blockade of Microglial Activation

http://www.jneurosci.org/content/25/8/1904.long

Our results indicate that cannabinoid receptors are important in the pathology of AD and that cannabinoids succeed in preventing the neurodegenerative process occurring in the disease.

 

A Radically New Understanding of Alzheimer’s Disease Causes and Cures

http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/radically-new-understanding-alzheimers-disease-causes-and-cures

Pineal gland calcification is now found in two-thirds of the adult population.

 

Effects of cannabidiol in the treatment of patients with Parkinson’s disease: an exploratory double-blind trial.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25237116

Our findings point to a possible effect of CBD in improving quality of life measures in PD patients with no psychiatric comorbidities

 

The Impact of Cannabis Use on Cognitive Functioning in Patients With Schizophrenia: A Meta-analysis of Existing Findings and New Data in a First-Episode Sample

http://schizophreniabulletin.oxfordjournals.org/content/38/2/316.short

In Study I, a meta-analysis of 10 studies comprising 572 patients with established schizophrenia (with and without comorbid cannabis use) was conducted. Patients with a history of cannabis use were found to have superior neuropsychological functioning. This finding was largely driven by studies that included patients with a lifetime history of cannabis use rather than current or recent use. In Study II, we examined the neuropsychological performance of 85 patients with first-episode psychosis (FEP) and 43 healthy nonusing controls. Relative to controls, FEP patients with a history of cannabis use (FEP + CANN; n = 59) displayed only selective neuropsychological impairments while those without a history (FEP − CANN; n = 26) displayed generalized deficits.

 

Marijuana Compound Treats Schizophrenia with Few Side Effects: Clinical Trial

http://healthland.time.com/2012/05/30/marijuana-compound-treats-schizophrenia-with-few-side-effects-clinical-trial/

A compound found in marijuana can treat schizophrenia as effectively as antipsychotic medications, with far fewer side effects, according to a preliminary clinical trial.

 

Harvard: Marijuana Doesn’t Cause Schizophrenia

http://psychcentral.com/news/2013/12/10/harvard-marijuana-doesnt-cause-schizophrenia/63148.html

“The results of the current study suggest that having an increased familial morbid risk for schizophrenia may be the underlying basis for schizophrenia in cannabis users and not cannabis use by itself,” note the researchers.

 

Medical Cannabis Helps ALS Patient Outlive her Own Doctors

http://www.examiner.com/article/medical-cannabis-helps-als-patient-outlive-her-own-doctors

In 1986, she was given 3 – 5 years to live according to her neurologist. Nearly 3 decades later, she is still alive and living with ALS.

 

Cannabinoid inhibits HIV-1 Tat-stimulated adhesion of human monocyte-like cells to extracellular matrix proteins.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24742657

The blood-brain barrier (BBB) is a complex structure that is composed of cellular elements and an extracellular matrix (ECM). HIV-1 Tat promotes transmigration of monocytes across this barrier, a process that includes interaction with ECM proteins.

 

There is evidence for the use of cannabinoids for symptomatic treatment of multiple sclerosis

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25350886

There is evidence that nabiximols oromucosal spray may reduce subjective symptoms of spasticity and that dronabinol is effective against neuropathic pain in patients with MS. The existing treatment system in Denmark is in conformity with the existing data and there is not sufficient evidence to modify it.

 

Cannabinoids inhibit neurodegeneration in models of multiple sclerosis

http://brain.oxfordjournals.org/content/126/10/2191.full

Therefore, in addition to symptom management, cannabis may also slow the neurodegenerative processes that ultimately lead to chronic disability in multiple sclerosis and probably other diseases.

 

Smoked cannabis for spasticity in multiple sclerosis: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3394820/

Smoked cannabis was superior to placebo in symptom and pain reduction in participants with treatment-resistant spasticity.

 

Study finds marijuana post-trauma benefits

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Health/University-of-Haifa-study-finds-post-trauma-benefits-of-marijuana-374762

Giving rats synthetic cannabinoids soon after a traumatic event can prevent post-traumatic stress disorder-like symptoms caused by the trauma and by reminders of it.

 

Money, Not Morals, Drives Marijuana Prohibition Movement

https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2014/08/money-not-morals-drives-marijuana-prohibition-movement/

Legalization of marijuana could take a bite out of a range of other interest groups, many of which already spend big money in Washington.

 

Willie Nelson Says Pot Saved His Life

http://www.sfweekly.com/shookdown/2012/05/18/willie-nelson-says-pot-saved-his-life

“When I was out in the bars drinking and fighting I was a little bit less of a peacemaker than I would be if I’d had a coupla hits of a joint and gone and laid down somewhere.” – Willie Nelson

 

Bill Rosendahl, Los Angeles City Council Member: ‘Medical Marijuana Saved My Life’

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/23/bill-rosendahl-medical-marijuana_n_3328068.html

L.A. Councilman Bill Rosendahl’s cancer is in remission — and he credits medical marijuana for this. Wednesday, in a blog post on The Huffington Post, he became the first sitting elected official to detail using pot while in office in hopes he’d further the cause.

 

The endocannabinoid system and its therapeutic exploitation.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15340387

With novel products already being aimed at the pharmaceutical market little more than a decade since the discovery of cannabinoid receptors, the endocannabinoid system seems to hold even more promise for the future development of therapeutic drugs.

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