Santa Cruz Cup 2013

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Being located in such a cannabis oriented community its no surprise the city of Santa Cruz has it’s own cannabis cup, and a very successful one at that. This event has experienced quite a bit of growth in just this last year with over triple the attendees of the previous year. This didn’t surprise me […]

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Cannabinoids and Memory

Cannabinoids impair working memory through astroglial CB1 receptor modulation of hippocampal LTD (Han, 2012): The hippocampus is an area of the brain that contains a high concentration of cannabinoid receptors and is involved in the formation of memories. Long-term depression (LTD) is a form of synaptic plasticity (cell signaling between neurons) that involves persistent weak […]

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Tylenol’s Analgesic Effect is Mediated By Cannabinoid Receptors

Acetaminophen, also known as Tylenol, is one of the most commonly used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for pain relief. But did you know that its compound’s pain fighting activity arises partially through its activity on the endocannabinoid system? The acidic cannabinoids (THCA and CBDA) along with non-acidic CBD exhibit anti-inflammatory properties by inhibiting enzymes called […]

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L. Acidophilus and the CB2 Receptor

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What do these seemingly unrelated things have in common? The answer is in the way your stomach behaves.    The CB2 receptor is a component of the endocannabinoid system and is located throughout the gastrointestinal tract. This receptor is responsible for the anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects of cannabis.    L. Acidophilus is a type of […]

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High Times Medical Cannabis Cup 2013

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June 22nd and 23rd were two great days for California patients at the High Times Medical Cannabis Cup. The event provided two days of workshops, vendors, music, and of course high grade medicine. Bongs, vapes, joints, pipes, edibles, you name it; it was present at this year’s cup. There were also tons of vendors showing […]

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