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GPR119 May Join CB1 and CB2 As a Cannabinoid Receptor

Posted by administrator on 4/22/2017
GPR119 is a receptor embedded in the cell membranes of certain cells in all mammals that have been tested so far, including humans. It functions by receiving signals from very specific molecules that are able to "lock" onto it and activate it.

The GPR55 Receptor and How CBD Interacts With It

Posted by administrator on 3/8/2017
GPR55 is a "G protein receptor" that is embedded within the cell membrane. This is where the "GPR" part of the name comes from. G protein receptors are a very broad family of cell membrane receptors that all have a similar sinuous structure, crossing through the cell membrane seven times. All G protein receptors receive signals from

GPR55: The Leading Candidate For the CB3 Cannabinoid Receptor

Posted by administrator on 1/27/2017
GPR55 is a cell membrane receptor that was first identified in the brain in 1999. It was also cloned that year. By looking at the gene sequence, its physical structure, and the specific molecules that interacted with it, scientists began to speculate that it might be a cannabinoid receptor

Endocannabinoid System: An Overview and Brief History

Posted by administrator on 1/16/2017
For thousands of years, the cannabis plant has been used medicinally. In fact, cannabis was the most prized of all the natural medicines in many of the ancient cultures, including the Greeks and the Chinese. However, as well as it was reported to work, how it did so remained

Terpenes in Cannabis: Pulegone

Posted by administrator on 12/20/2016
Although pulegone is a terpene present in relatively low concentrations in cannabis, it packs a powerful pepperminty camphorous punch! If you've ever walked by a large rosemary bush and accidentally brushed your arm against it as you did so, then you've smelled pulegone in all its glory

How Terpenes Work Synergistically With Cannabinoids

Posted by administrator on 12/3/2016
Terpenes are abundant in cannabis and cannabis oils (CBD oil). There have been more than two hundred terpenes found in the cannabis plant but only the ones in concentrations of 0.05 percent or higher are of interest from a therapeutic perspective, working in conjunction with

Terpenes in Cannabis: Sabinene

Posted by administrator on 11/23/2016
 Sabinene is considered a secondary terpene in the cannabis plant because the concentrations of this terpene are quite low. However, even at low concentrations, sabinene can alter the aromatic qualities of different strains of cannabis due to its powerful spicy punch. It is one of two terpenes

Terpenes in Cannabis: Humulene

Posted by administrator on 11/16/2016
Humulene is a secondary terpene found in low concentrations in the cannabis plant and its essential oil. However, humulene is the primary terpene found in the hops plants used to make beer and its aroma is what gives beer its "hoppy" smell. The scientific name for hops is Humulus lupulus and this is 

Terpenes in Cannabis: Geraniol

Posted by administrator on 10/31/2016
 Geraniol is a terpene found in cannabis with a sweet very pleasant floral aroma similar to that of a rose. In fact, the perfume industry switched from using rose petal extracts to using geraniol in many perfumes 

Terpenes in Cannabis: Terpineol

Posted by administrator on 10/17/2016
One of the most sought after terpenes in cannabis oil is terpineol. There are at least four naturally occurring isomers of terpineol in cannabis. These are alpha terpineol, (α-terpineol),