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Posts Tagged ‘THC’

New Research into Cannabis and Cancer

Scientists have long known that compounds derived from marijuana have some cancer fighting properties, but a recent discovery demonstrates how exactly one compound may fight tumors. Published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the research reveals two previously unknown “signaling platforms” in cells that allow THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis known for producing the…

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Does Marijuana Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?

“I think all we can say safely so far is using low doses of marijuana for prolonged periods of time at some point in your life, possibly when you’re middle-aged to late middle-aged, is probably going to slow the onset or development of dementia, to the point where you’ll most likely die of old age…

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How Marijuana Works

Science for stoners: Here’s how pot works Explaining the chemistry behind medical marijuana that got Sanjay Gupta and others to finally believe BY K.M. CHOLEWA Last week, CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta grabbed headlines for coming out in support of the validity of the medical use of marijuana, something he had opposed in the past. What changed his mind?…

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