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The Biology and Potential Therapeutic Effects of Cannabidiol

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The Biology and Potential Therapeutic Effects of Cannabidiol

"The Biology and Potential Therapeutic Effects of Cannabidiol" presented by Nora D. Volkow, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control https://www.drugabuse.gov/about-nida/legislative-activities/testimony-to-congress/2016/biology-potential-therapeutic-effects-cannabidiol "Cannabidiol: Barriers to Research and Potential Medical Benefits" Mr. Chairman, Ms. Chairwoman, and Members of the Senate Drug Caucus, thank you for inviting the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to participate in this hearing to share what we know about the biology and the potential therapeutic effects of cannabidiol (CBD), one of the main active chemical compounds found in marijuana. In light of the...


Cannabinoid Treatment for Rheumatism

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Greg Gerdeman, PhD, on Cannabinoid Treatment for Rheumatism By Greg Gerdeman on June 05, 2016 Greg Gerdeman, assistant professor of Biology at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, recently spoke at the Annual Meeting of the Congress of Clinical Rheumatology. His remarks on cannabinoid treatment for rheumatic diseases can be heard here. Greg Gerdeman: “Using cannabis or other sources of cannabinoids for rheumatic diseases shows a lot of preclinical promise because of the importance of the endocannabinoid system in regulating inflammation and the adaptive immune response. "A lot of the players involved in rheumatic disease like macrophage, infiltration, and the...