Medical Marijuana

CB2 cannabinoid receptor agonist, JWH-015, triggers apoptosis in immune cells: potential role for CB2-selective ligands as immunosuppressive agents.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17185040 Cannabinoids are known to interact with CB1 and CB2 receptors expressed in the nervous and immune system, respectively, and mediate a wide range of effects, including anti-inflammatory properties. However, cannabinoids that bind CB1 are also psychoactive thereby limiting their clinical use. In this study, we investigated the immunosuppressive properties of JWH-015, a synthetic CB2-selective […]

The devastating American opioid crisis… of 1908

The devastating American opioid crisis… of 1908 The president, a swaggering populist from New York, was worried that a national crisis of opiate addiction was weakening America and diminishing its greatness. So in 1908, Teddy Roosevelt appointed a handsome Ohio doctor with a handlebar mustache, Hamilton Wright, to be the nation’s first Opium Commissioner. Americans, […]

“Medical marijuana is here to stay. With medical marijuana being new to many states, there are more questions than answers about how it will affect our communities. Each state with medical marijuana laws may address important issues related to the laws differently. Many of our colleagues see medical marijuana as an unwanted problem in our […]