Tag: cannabis science

Lester Grinspoon

Why, in the case of cannabis, we can’t always separate healing from pleasure Dr. Lester Grinspoon published his landmark scholarly study, Marijuana Reconsidered, in 1971 while serving as Associate Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Considered radical at the time, the book grew from his experiences with patients who used cannabis to heal […]

As part of our series on sustainability, Solstice invited our resident science expert, Dr. David Baldwin, to discuss a viable scientific approach to studying cannabis, and why so little research has been done to date. The word “science” means different things to different people, and to be sure, there are many different facets to studying […]

The Emerging Science of Cannabidiol (CBD): An Argument for Keeping Medical Marijuana Laws Independent of Recreational Marijuana Laws Strain-specific properties of cannabis have been observed for centuries. Plants that are grown for hemp-related uses are not useful for recreational purposes, since they are deliberately selected for fiber quality and low concentrations of the psychoactive molecule, […]

Active compounds found within the cannabis plant are collectively referred to as cannabinoids. In recent years, the discovery of cannabinoid receptors CB1, most predominantly found in the brain, and CB2, most predominantly found within the immune system cells, have provided a catalyst to investigate therapeutic effects that have long been believed to reside within the […]

Cannabinoids are the classification of natural compounds found in the cannabis plant. To date, there are sixty-six different types of cannabinoids, organized by the following subcategories: Cannabigerols (CBG) Cannabichromenes (CBC) Cannabidiols (CBD) Tetrahydrocannabinols (THC) Cannabinol (CBN) Cannabidiol (CBDL) Of the major cannabinoid categories, THC is far and away the most commonly known and studied. THC […]