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This is some cannabis research that may be helpful

  • For much of the last 100 years, a small handful of cannabinoids were thought to be the only active pharmacological constituents of cannabis…. It is now believed that both cannabinoids and terpenes, acting in concert, are responsible for the differences in both medicinal and psychoactive effects produced by cannabis varieties.” Phytocannabinoids and Terpenoids—the principal active ingredients of medicinal cannabis 42 Cannabis Pharmacy.  Michael Backes, 2014
  • Instrumental in this area of science is Ethan Russo, M.D., a neurologist who has long studied cannabis compounds and their role in the body. In his study Taming THC: potential cannabis synergy and phytocannabinoid-terpenoid entourage effects, he details how cannabis compounds influence each other’s. “We aren’t just talking about the well-known THC-CBD tag team here – even small amounts of terpenes (fragrant oils that give cannabis its smell) can make a difference.” Terpenoids and cannabinoids both increase blood flow, enhance cortical activity and kill respiratory pathogens – including MSRA, the antibiotic-resistant bacteria that in recent years has claimed the lives of tens of thousands of Americans. Dr. Russo’s article reports that cannabinoid-terpenoid interactions “could produce synergy with respect to treatment of pain, inflammation, depression, anxiety, addiction, epilepsy, cancer, fungal, and bacterial infections.”
  • “There are over 400 chemical compounds in marijuana, including cannabinoids, terpenoids and flavonoids (which give fruit skin its color). Each has specific medicinal attributes, which combine to create a holistic “entourage effect,” so that the therapeutic impact of the whole plant is greater than the sum of its parts.”  Talking Terpenes, High Times, Martin A. Lee Mon Apr 08, 2013

*The marijuana research listed on this page is freely available on the internet and is not affiliated with MED•a•mints in any way.

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