Dr Cristina Sanchez PhD cannabinoids as cancer medicine, medical marijuana
Dr Cristina Sanchez and I discuss cannabinoid research on cancer cells.Presently Cristina is researching the effects of cannabinoids on different types of breast cancer.
The interview was abruptly stopped when the Skype recorder crashed.Luckily some footage was salvaged and Christina started the interview again.
Dr Cristina Sanchez has spent the past 15 years in a lab studying the effects of cannabinoids on cancer.
She is one of the leading scientists worldwide on this topic.
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What are cannabinoids and how do they work?
“Cannabinoids” is a blanket term covering a family of complex chemicals (both natural and man-made) that lock on to cannabinoid receptors – protein molecules on the surface of cells.
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Marijuana Nation – Dr. Raphael Mechoulam
National Geographic Explorer: Marijuana Nation – Dr. Raphael Mechoulam.
Raphael Mechoulam, while being a junior member at the Weizmann Institute of Science, succeeded in the isolation, structure elucidation and total synthesis of Δ9–tetrahydrocannabinol, the main active principle of marijuana. He later became a full professor for medicinal chemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem where he established the “Department of Natural Products”. His major scientific interest is the chemistry and pharmacology of cannabinoids. He and his research group succeeded in the total synthesis of the major plant cannabinoids Δ9–tetrahydrocannabinol, cannabidiol, cannabigerol and various others. Another research project initiated by him led to the isolation of the first described endocannabinoid anandamide which was isolated and characterized by two of his postdoctoral researchers, Lumír Ondřej Hanuš and William Devane. Another endogenous cannabinoid, 2-AG, was soon discovered by Shimon Ben-Shabat, one of his PhD students. He published more than 350 scientific articles.
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Cannabinoids And The Reason Why The Establishment Hates Them, Dr Bob Melamede 30 Aug 2013
30 August 2013, Cannabinoids, The Building Blocks Of Life And The Mind. Dr Bob Melamede,
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Cannabis and Cannabinoids
Anxiety and Sleep
Current Clinical Trials
When Cannabis is ingested by mouth, there is a low (6%–20%) and variable oral bioavailability.[1,2] Peak plasma concentrations of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) occur after 1 to 6 hours and remain elevated with a terminal half-life of 20 to 30 hours. Taken by mouth, delta-9-THC is initially metabolized in the liver to 11-OH-THC, a potent psychoactive metabolite. When inhaled, cannabinoids are rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream with a peak concentration in 2 to 10 minutes, declining rapidly for a period of 30 minutes and with less generation of the psychoactive 11-OH metabolite.
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