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By | 2017-12-01T16:29:11+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Dr. Jokūbas Žiburkus, PhD aka Dr. Z “Indian hemp is not a poison. This statement is made, just here, because the writer thinks a fear of its toxic power is one reason why this drug is not more largely used. This mistaken idea lessens its value, because it is not pushed to the point of securing [...]

Medical marijuana talk in Wilmington Aug. 17

By | 2017-08-22T14:55:28+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

By Chris Flood - August 15, 2017   Noting marijuana has been in use in Eastern medicine for millennia, neuroscientist Jokūbas Žiburkus said it’s exciting to be in a field Western medicine is just beginning to explore.   “Studies are coming along slowly, but the interest is enormous,” said Žiburkus, an associate professor at the University [...]

Misconceptions: The Story of Synthetic Marijuana

By | 2017-07-24T18:39:36+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

By:  Jake Freudenburger (medical student) and Dr. Jokūbas Žiburkus, PhD for Canntelligence   Misconceptions remain widespread as it pertains to cannabis. A situation is initially described incorrectly by an individual; the idea spreads to others; the story changes and grows from person to person, and thus a misconception is born. One of the most dangerous misconceptions [...]

Cannabis, mangoes, and myrcene

By | 2017-07-06T21:54:23+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

By: Ziburkus Jokubas, Founder of Canntelligence (Cannabinoid Intelligence)   Our series "Tales of Terpenes" in the Grow Doctor section of the Grow magazine continues. July-August issue features myrcene. Enjoy! Dr. Jokūbas Žiburkus, PhD and Louis Adam for CANNTELLIGENCE   Fruity smells in the cannabis garden Close your eyes and open the secret door to a brightly [...]

Getting Closer to Comprehensive Marijuana Policy Reform

By | 2017-06-07T19:30:11+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

By: Nancy G. Abudu, Legal Director, ACLU of Florida Raymer Maguire, Criminal Justice Campaign Manager, ACLU of Florida     In the November 2016 election, 71% of Florida voters passed a medical marijuana law to allow patients with certain debilitating diseases like cancer, epilepsy, and post-traumatic stress disorder to access medical marijuana. Florida is now one [...]

Daily and Cannabis Entourage and the Flavor Associations

By | 2017-04-21T21:28:00+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Dr. Jokūbas Žiburkus, PhD and Ahmad Abdulla for CANNTELLIGENCE Why do some strains of cannabis contain the same amount of THC and CBD, but have different medicinal effects? In the last issue, we learned that molecular diversity of cannabis and its beneficial properties are well beyond just THC and CBD. To start with, in its natural [...]

Tales of terpenes: caryophyllene

By | 2017-04-21T20:22:53+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Dr. Jokūbas Žiburkus, PhD and Ahmad Abdulla for CANNTELLIGENCE   Of Cannabis and Peppers One of the dominant terpenes found in certain strains of cannabis is beta caryophyllene. We found that some terpene profiles posted by Analytical 360 laboratory for some strains exceeded 1% of caryophyllene. For example, HPLC analysis of ‘Candyland 1’ and ‘Industrial Plant [...]

Tales of terpenes

By | 2017-04-26T15:40:08+00:00 April 7th, 2017|Categories: Can|

Ahhh…this cannabis flower smells like lemon*! Have you ever wondered what is it that you really smell in cannabis plants? Perhaps you thought it is THC that gives it that ‘skunky’ or ‘tangy’ smell. Or maybe you just never spend enough time thinking about it. Yet, time after time when you smelled different cannabis strains, the [...]

The Threshold for Accepting Cannabis as Medicine

By | 2017-04-07T16:27:21+00:00 April 7th, 2017|Categories: Can|

Dr. Jokūbas Žiburkus, PhD for CANNTELLIGENCE When it comes to accepting that natural substances and plant extracts contain medicinal properties, disparate opinions remain the norm. As it pertains to cannabis, anecdotal evidence of how it helps family members cope with chemotherapy or pain is sufficient enough for some to believe that cannabis has medicinal properties. For [...]

Endocannabinoid System and Phytocannabinoids

By | 2017-04-18T12:27:42+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Categories: Can|

In the 1980’s and 90’s scientists discovered that human bodies naturally synthesize chemical transmitters called endocannabinoids and that these molecules have their receptors called cannabinoid receptors 1 and 2, CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are highly expressed in the central nervous system (CNS) brain cells called neurons and glia, but are also found in the periphery. [...]