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Cannabis Revitalizes Brain in Older Mice

A new scientific study on the effects of cannabis on mice of varying ages showed that mature and older mice exhibited vastly improved memory and cognitive abilities when given a daily dose of cannabis extract.  The change was so drastic, the older mice performed as well as drug-free young mice in memory tests.

Unexpectedly, younger mice who were given the same dose, performed worse on the same tests than the older mice who were given cannabis.

“These results reveal a profound, long-lasting improvement of cognitive performance resulting from a low dose of THC treatment in mature and old animals,” the scientists write. The boost in brain function was linked to an apparent restoration of gene expression in the brain to more youthful levels.

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Bong Appetit!

Over the years there have been so many cannabis cooking videos teaching us how to incorporate our favorite herb into many different edible treats. Now we have entered a new age of cannabis cuisine, with chefs incorporating many of the latest experimental cooking techniques in their cooking.

Everything from flash freezing to terpenoid extraction are used to infuse cannabis into delectible edibles. The series visits various cannabis businesses and shows how they prepare their special treats. Whether it’s ice cream, cocktails, pizza, or incredibly elaborate catered dinners, Bong Appetit gets down with the entrepreneurs and chefs who are at the cutting edge of the cannabis edible scene.

The show is full of great ideas for making edibles and inspiring for those looking to open a new cannabis business.

Here’s a sample segment from Bong Appetit.

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Study: Synthetic THC Kills Leukemia Cells

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Tubingen, Germany: The administration of FDA-approved synthetic THC (dronabinol) induces death in leukemia cell lines and offers a “low-toxic therapy option” for patients with cancer, according to findings published online in the journal BMC Cancer.

German researchers evaluated the impact of dronabinol on leukemia cells. Investigators reported that synthetic THC displayed “remarkable anti-proliferative as well as pro-apoptopic efficacy … in a broad spectrum of acute leukemia cell lines.” These findings “provide a promising rationale for the clinical use of cannabinoids … in distinct entities of acute leukemia,” they concluded.

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Can Cannabis Cure Autism?

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Can Cannabis Cure Autism? We Don’t Know, But It’s a Question Worth Asking

Cannabis is already helping children with autism

AutismOne, the world’s largest and most comprehensive autism conference, is delighted to announce a medical cannabis track for parents and professionals. The conference will be held May 25–29, 2016, at the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel, Rosemont, IL.

Of tremendous interest is a scheduled presentation by Dr. Judy Mikovits titled “Can Cannabis Cure Autism? We Don’t Know, But It’s a Question Worth Asking.” Dr. Mikovits, whose long and distinguished career in immune dysfunction and retrovirology said, “Given the potential to mitigate human suffering and lost potential, not only is cannabis as a cure for autism a question worth asking, it is criminal not to do so.” Continue reading