According to the excerpt from Leaf RX article…. “There has been a lot of debate regarding the superiority of whole plant medicine versus extracts, and the converse. For a long time it was believed that THC was the most beneficial part of the cannabis plant (at least when it came to medicinal value) and that […]
Altogether, cannabis comprises of more than 400 identified compounds and there are over 110 cannabinoids that have been identified in the cannabis plant. Studies and anecdotal evidence suggest that the interaction between these substances and our endocannabinoid system results in synergistic effects, which is called the “entourage effect”. To read full cannabis.info article click here […]
A presentation by Jeff Raber, PhD on Understanding Cannabis Chemistry to improve patient care, importance of whole plant medicine, terpenes, entourage effect and much more!
While whole plant medicine research is limited, there is more and more evidence coming to light that these compounds work much better together. And with over 500 naturally occurring compounds, medicinal cannabis has tremendous untapped value in the treatment of disease. Watch short video with CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta presents an animation explaining […]
The ‘entourage effect’ is a term introduced in cannabinoid science in 1998 by S. Ben-Shabat, with Raphael Mechoulam, and was also written about in detail, in a paper by Ethan Russo, published in the British Journal of Pharmacology in 2011, describing the synergistic effect of the other compounds in cannabis. Cannabis contains over five hundred […]
The team at DeviatedDocs outline in this animated short how the chemical compounds of certain cannabinoids interact with your brain to produce the many effects of the cannabis. Video Source Image credit
“Terpenes are the essential oils found in cannabis that create the fragrances and mental effects of different strains. What is that strong eucalyptus smell in some strains? That would be the terpene caryophyllene oxide. What about those black-peppery spice notes? Chances are the strain has traceable levels of ß-caryophyllene, a terpene also found in cloves […]