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Cannabidiol: facts and confusions

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound found in cannabis which is gaining popularity with its medical benefits. However there also lots of misconceptions about CBD and some of them are: Misconception : Cannabidiol is non-psychoactive and non-psychotropic The correct term should be non-intoxicating. Cannabidiol has shown benefits in anxiety, schizophrenia, addition and possible depression. Misconception: CBD is […]

Autoflower Portal Magazine, Issue 3, Jul-Dec 2015

Our magazine is back with its 3rd edition! Those of you who have downloaded our previous editions know that Autoflower Portal Magazine is dedicated to research, recipes, strain reviews and lots of interesting facts from period July – December 2015. Although it may sound like a long time ago all the information that you can […]

Sex expression in monoecious cannabis plants

This is an overview of research on sex expression in monoecious cannabis plants (plants that express male and female characteristics at the same time) and how sex expression is affected by different factors. It is well known that majority of the cannabis plants are monoecious (express both male and female characteristics on the same plant) […]

The effect of temperature on photosynthesis in Cannabis sativa L.

This is a short overview on a research paper regarding the temperature responses of medical and fiber varieties cannabis. In this study the authors have used the following medical cannabis types – HPM (Mexico), MX and W1 (Switzerland) and 4 types of fiber cannabis – Felinq 34, Kompolty (Switzerland), Zolo 11 and Zolo 15 (Ukraine). […]

Cannabinoids and Parkinson disease

This review is dedicated to research on cannabinoids and Parkinson’s disease. It summarizes some research results and what we know so far about cannabis and Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease, which is characterized by slow movement, rigidity of muscles, tremor at rest and loss of postural reflexes. It is a result […]

Cannabinoids: Therapeutic mechanisms

This is a short review about cannabis therapeutic usage and potential mechanisms of action.  While the endocannabinoid system is relatively new discovery some of its components are already studied and could provide insight on cannabis effects. Receptors  The main receptors identified so far are CB1 and CB2. It is known that CB1 cannabinoid receptor is […]

Cannabinoids in cancer treatment: lung and colon cancer

This short review on 2 scientific publications about cannabinoids anti-tumour effects in lung and colon cancer. Lung cancer Research team from Germany published in 2014 interesting results about cannabinoids involvement in lung cancer treatment. For their paper they have used metastatic cells from lung cancer patient and standard lung cancer cell lines to study the […]

Cannabinoids and the immune system

This is a short review of the effect of cannabinoids on immune system and more specifically on the processes of inflammation and infection. Cannabinoids are known to be able to modulate immune reaction, the brain; influence the T cells and cytokine expression (proteins involved in cell signaling and immune reactions). How was discovered the endocannabinoid […]

Cannabinoids and cancer treatment

In this review we will cover some research on cannabinoids and their anti-cancer treatment potential. THC is the main active compound in Cannabis Sativa and it mimics the effect of anandamide and 2-arachidonoylglycerol, which bind the receptors CB1 and CB2. The effect of cannabinoids on central nervous system is result of CB1 receptor activation, although […]