Category Archives: CBD

Marijuana and Weight Loss

Marijuana Use Associated with Decreased Chance of Developing Metabolic Syndrome

First the bad news: The United States is facing epidemic levels of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

Now the good news if you are a cannabis consumer: According to a recent study published in the American Journal of Medicine, marijuana users are much less likely than non-users to develop metabolic syndrome, which is a significant risk factor for obesity, type II diabetes, and heart disease.   READ MORE!

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Martin A. Lee, The CBD Project

 

 

Synthetic vs. Whole Plant CBD

cbd-versus-synthetic-marijuanaCannabis versus synthetic cannabinoids
By Martin A. Lee on February 22, 2015

A groundbreaking study from Israel has documented the superior therapeutic properties of whole plant CBD-rich cannabis extract as compared to synthetic, single-molecule cannabidiol (CBD).
Published in the journal Pharmacology & Pharmacy (Feb. 2015), the article directly challenges one of the sacred cows of Big Pharma and the medical-industrial complex — the notion that “crude” botanical preparations are inherently low grade and less effective than pure, single-molecule compounds.

Entitled “Overcoming the Bell-Shaped Dose-Response of Cannabidiol by Using Cannabis Extract Enriched in Cannabidiol,” the article is all the more noteworthy given the contribution of co-author Lumir Hanus, who was instrumental in the discovery of anandamide, the endogenous cannabinoid compound first identified in the mammalian brain in 1992.
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Martin A. Lee, The CBD Project