Memo to Congress: Fix the Farm Bill

Earlier this year, the Food & Drug Administration disclosed that it would not regulate non-pharmaceutical CBD products, thereby putting the onus on Congress to devise an appropriate regulatory framework for cannabidiol and other hemp-derived cannabinoids. Solicited by a formal Congressional Request for Information (RFI) on ideas for how to regulate hemp-derived CBD, public feedback included … Read more

PubMed: Toxicity of Synthetic Cannabinoids in K2/Spice: A Systematic Review

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PubMed: Toxicity of Synthetic Cannabinoids in K2/Spice: A Systematic Review The proliferation of synthetic cannabinoids, also known as K2 or Spice, has created a public health crisis. A systematic review of the literature on the toxicity of synthetic cannabinoids in K2/Spice was conducted using PubMed. The review was conducted to assess the toxicity of synthetic … Read more

PubMed: Synthetic Pathways to Non-Psychotropic Phytocannabinoids as Promising Molecules to Develop Novel Antibiotics: A Review

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Cannabis has been used for centuries as a medicinal herb, with its therapeutic components being the focus of much research. Recently, researchers have been exploring the potential of non-psychotropic phytocannabinoids as promising molecules for the development of novel antibiotics. In this blog post, we will review the findings of a recent study published in the … Read more

Expert Gives Delta-8 THC Thumbs Down

Dr. Mark A. Scialdone, a recognized expert in the field of organic chemistry who specializes in natural product chemistry, is an inventor of 37 issued US patents and the author of 17 peer-reviewed articles in science publications. From 1994 to 2013, he was employed as a principal investigator at DuPont Central Research and Development. Dr. … Read more

Dumpster Fire: What Went Wrong with California Cannabis?

Cannabis is supposed to be relaxing and fun. What’s not to like about giggles, munchies, and a brief break from the mundane? Unfortunately, news from California’s Emerald Triangle is anything but upbeat these days. Report after report portends doom with headlines like “the world’s largest legal weed market is going up in smoke” (The Economist), “California … Read more

PubMed: Cannabinoids in traumatic brain injury and related neuropathologies: preclinical and clinical research on endogenous, plant-derived, and synthetic compounds

Cannabinoids, the chemical compounds found in cannabis plants, are quickly becoming the subject of intense research in the field of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and related neuropathologies. The potential of these compounds to treat a variety of neurological conditions is being explored, with a growing body of evidence suggesting that they could offer a viable … Read more