CBD could help doctors use lower doses of chemotherapy

New technique from Israel uses cannabidiol to open a channel for drugs to target cancer cells only, potentially enabling a gentler course of chemo. By ISRAEL21c Staff DECEMBER 1, 2019 TRPV2 protein in action. Image courtesy of Dr. David Roberson and Prof Alex Binshtok Researchers led by Professor Alexander Binshtok, head of the Pain Plasticity […]

Jamaican Weed Strain Could Treat Pancreatic Cancer

The FDA has granted Orphan Drug status to a synthetic cannabis flavonoid, derived from a rare strain of Jamaican ganja, that can help treat pancreatic cancer. The federal government has granted approval to a new series of clinical trials that will evaluate whether a cannabis flavonoid derived from a rare Jamaican strain of weed can […]

FDA Warns Popular Nerve Pain Drugs Gabapentin, Pregabalin Linked To Serious Breathing Problems & Deaths

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a troubling new warning about popular nerve pain medications – saying the drugs could cause severe breathing problems and even death. The FDA released the warning on Thursday for the medications gabapentin and pregabalin. The drugs are used to treat pain caused by […]

Gabapentin Linked to Growing Number of Suicide Attempts

December 02, 2019 By Pat Anson, PNN Editor We’ve reported several times about the abuse and lack of effectiveness of gabapentin, a nerve medication increasingly prescribed to treat fibromyalgia, neuropathy and other types of chronic pain. It turns out gabapentin is also involved in a growing number of attempted suicides. In a large new study […]

THCP and CBDP demonstrate how much more we have to learn from studying marijuana.

The plant Cannabis sativa produces more than 400 chemicals, but only one, THC, gets you high. Or so it seems. A group of Italian researchers announced on December 30th the discovery of two new cannabinoids, chemicals produced by weed like THC and CBD. The first, tetrahydrocannabiphorol (THCP), is allegedly 30 times more potent than THC, […]