Since the discovery of THC, the medical industry has been interested in studying the interactions between cannabinoids and the human endocannabinoid system (ECS). Synthetic cannabinoids (SCBs) have been developed to mimic the effects of natural cannabinoids, with thousands of compounds created. These chemicals have different structures and a higher affinity for ECS receptors, making them more potent than natural cannabinoids. They have been used in pharmacological studies and show potential for treating various medical conditions. However, they also have drawbacks such as unpredictable side effects and a higher risk for abuse.
Cannabimimetic compounds, including cannabinoids, terpenes, and non-cannabinoid constituents, have garnered considerable interest for their interactions with the human endocannabinoid system (ECS). While THC and CBD are widely studied, numerous non-cannabis plants have been found to produce cannabimimetic components that stimulate or modulate the ECS. These compounds can bind to cannabinoid receptors or influence ECS-related enzymes. Such interactions impact physiological processes like neurotransmission, sleep, appetite, mood, and immune response. Alkaloids, terpenes, and other compounds in common herbs and spices exhibit cannabimimetic properties. Understanding and harnessing these compounds hold promise for therapeutic interventions. In this newsletter, we will provide an overview of Cannabis-like compounds beyond the Cannabis genus, highlighting their potential and importance in expanding therapeutic research and drug development.
The relationship between cannabis and anxiety disorders has been getting more and more attention. We’ll discuss the potential benefits of low-dose THC and CBD for anxiety relief, while also addressing the risks associated with frequent cannabis use. Join us to uncover the complexities of using cannabis in treating anxiety disorders and stay informed about the latest research findings in this captivating field.
Biotechnology has a long history and has revolutionized many fields, including medicine, agriculture, and industrial manufacturing. In the cannabis industry, researchers are exploiting biotechnological advances to unlock the plant’s potential. One application of biotechnology to cannabis is the genetic engineering of plants to produce crops with enhanced characteristics, including a higher CBD/THC ratio or no THC. […]