Cannabis Education: The Weekly News Round-Up

by | May 14, 2017

Every week we share our favorite cannabis news and research. We’d love to see your favorites as well — please share them with us in the comments or on our Facebook page.

1. The Cannabis Substitution Effect

A new study shows that many people are successfully using cannabis in place of pharmaceutical drugs such as opioids, anti-anxiety medications, migraine treatments, and sleep aids. This is only a preliminary study, but it does show that many people prefer cannabis to traditional treatments.

2. Why I Use Pot to Slow Down My Brain’s Aging Process

German researchers have discovered that THC can restore brain function to aging mice. While I never get too excited about animals studies, Maureen Meehan shared her personal experiences with using cannabis to improve her own performance.

3. 6 Arguments To Convince Your Significant Other To Relax About Weed

While this article is aimed at couples, most of the arguments can help anyone you care about to understand why you choose to use cannabis. Nearly everyone has been exposed to misinformation, so it’s important to be patient and share both facts and your own experiences with your loved ones.

4. Exploring The Endocannabinoid System

This gives a great overview of the endocannabinoid system. It shows how that system influences the body and gives a few tips on how to keep it (and you) healthy.

5. What is CBC (Cannabichromene)?

CBC is one of the lesser known and thus understudied cannabinoids. Because it doesn’t bind well to cannabinoid receptors, it’s nonpsychoactive. However, it does work with other receptors in our bodies, so it has the potential to be very useful to us.

6. Marijuana and Anxiety: A Guide

While many people find that cannabis helps them with their anxiety, others find that it can actually make things worse. Dose and cannabinoids seem to make the biggest difference. Some people find that the psychoactive effects of THC decrease their anxious feelings, but other people find that it increases them. CBD works with serotonin receptors and may even be able to repair damage done to the brain by chronic anxiety.

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