Bioscience

London Free Press: Western University studies using cannabis can lead to bad trips for some people.

Via the London Free Press: Neuroscientist Steven Laviolette and post-doctoral fellow Christopher Norris from the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry mapped how different regions of the brain produce significantly different reactions to marijuana use. The research shows some pot users experience highly rewarding effects, which could lead to dependence,Read More →

The Biochemistry and Pharmacologic Properties of Cannabis-derived Terpenoids

Science writer Laura Elizabeth Lansdowne interviews cannabis researcher Ethan Russo, MD about the role of terpenes in cannabis composition. From the article: Terpenoids are responsible for the unique aroma of cannabis. These compounds are lipophilic, can permeate lipid membranes, and several are capable of crossing the blood-brain barrier after inhalation.Read More →