Is CBD Non-Psychoactive?

Understanding how cannabidiol (CBD) exerts its myriad effects on human physiology is a work in progress. Thus far, scientists have identified more than 60 different molecular pathways through which CBD operates. It is known, for example, that CBD acts through multiple receptor-independent channels and it also binds to various receptors in the brain, including serotonin 5HT1A (which contributes to CBD’s antidepressant effect), TRPV1 (which contributes to CBD’s anti-psychotic effect), the nuclear receptor PPAR-gamma (regulates gene expression), and the orphan receptor GPR55, among others.

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Brain Science & the Endocannabinoid System

Professor Greg Gerdeman on brain science, the neurobiology of stress, and how the discovery of the endocannabinoid system has liberated cannabis from the drug abuse paradigm. Here is a wonderful interview with Professor Gerdeman with Project CBD:

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Sage Analytics Marijuana Testing, Cannabis Testing, Potency Tests

What Counts As ‘Medical Marijuana’ Varies From State To State, And That’s A Problem

Research suggests that marijuana – or more specifially compounds in marjuana – may have potential as a treatment for epilepsy and chronic pain, among other conditions. However, more research is needed to fully understand any potential health benefits from the substance.

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Four Reasons Why We Need Quality & Administrative Control In The Cannabis Industry

quality control imageIn order for the cannabis industry to join the ranks of the 21stCentury consumer marketplace, quality control that establishes consistency and accuracy in analyzing cannabis is key. Here are four reasons why.

1. For the safety and satisfaction of the consumer: Cannabis consumers deserve to know exactly how potent their cannabis is when they purchase it. Getting the dosage and ratios of THC to CBD just right is important for medical marijuana patients in particular who are Continue reading

Sage Analytics Completes Final Round of Data Validation and Readies for Product Launch

KDVR FOX NEWS DENVER REPORT LOGOSage Analytics (www.sageanalytics.com), the developers of a new generation of laboratory-quality cannabis potency measurement systems, announced today the completion of their data collection and final application modeling of a highly anticipated, advanced cannabis potency testing system.

The Luminary™ Profiler and the Luminary™ Beacon incorporate Sage Analytics’ proprietary predictive models, which were developed in conjunction with premier laboratories as well as the university that is Continue reading