Month: December 2019

Examining The Link Between Cannabis and Youth-Onset Psychosis

A recent article published in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America (“The Changing Legal Landscape of Cannabis Use and Its Role in Youth-onset Psychosis”) sought to examine the relationship between cannabis use and psychosis in adolescents amidst the background of modern-day legislation and culture.1 Purpose The authors of this journal publication strove …

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Exploring the Link Between Endocannabinoids and Depression

A new study published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research (titled “Dual pharmacological inhibitor of endocannabinoid degrading enzymes reduces depressive-like behavior in female rats”) draws new light upon the potential link between endocannabinoids and Major Depressive Disorder. It draws a link within the brains of female patients. The potential significance of that link could be …

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An Introduction to Cannabis Photobiology

Throughout history, humans have harvested cannabis for food, medicine and fiber. Archaeological evidence suggests it was utilized by humans 6,000-10,000 years ago. However, legal, commercial Cannabis production is a relatively new, rapidly growing, and highly profitable industry in Europe and North America. Commercial cannabis production typically occurs indoors and is therefore incredibly reliant on environmental …

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Targeting Cannabinoid Receptors in the Management of Hypertonicity & Cerebral Palsy

A recent medical update in regards to the management of hypertonia has been published in the journal Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America1, highlighting the employment of medical marijuana and its chemical isolates in pursuit of tempering the frequency and severity of this symptom. An Overview of Hypertonicity Hypertonia is both a sign …

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