Biotechnology

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 →

Johns Hopkins Crossover Study Looks at Effects of Vaporizing on Adults Who Infrequently Use Cannabis

JAMA Network Open recently published a report entitled “Acute Effects of Smoked and Vaporized Cannabis in Healthy Adults Who Infrequently Use Cannabis.” The piece presented the main questions examined in the study: How does smoked and vaporized cannabis acutely influence subjective drug effects, cognitive and psychomotor performance, and cardiovascular measures inRead More →

Zelda Therapeutics Partners with St. Vincent's to Study Opioid Use Reduction

In a focused effort to study the potential impact cannabinoid-based medical interventions may have on reducing opioid use for pain reduction, Perth-based Zelda Therapeutics LTD has established a partnership with St. Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne to conduct clinical trials to study potential uses for these treatments. Subjects who have becomeRead More →