Monthly Archives: April 2022

Beyond CBD & THC: Kynurenine, Kynurenic Acid & More

If there’s a single lesson from cannabis science that has influenced the popular conception of marijuana over the last decade, it’s this: THC is not alone. Of course there’s CBD, the erstwhile sidekick now starring in its own show. There are also terpenes, which impart flavor, aroma, and therapeutic effects, and are increasingly used to…

Smoke Alarm

A study recently published in the journal JAMA Network Open reported that secondhand cannabis smoke released from bong hits contains fine particulate matter at a concentration dangerously higher than secondhand smoke from tobacco cigarettes. This conclusion, which generated a lot of uncritical media coverage, was based on research conducted at the UC Berkeley School of…

Move It! Exercise & the endocannabinoid system

As soon as researchers began noticing in the early 2000s that circulating endocannabinoid levels in the human body become elevated during exercise, the term “runnner’s high” took on new meaning. According to a prescient 2004 article in Runner’s World, by then experts were already questioning the old endorphin model and starting to come around to…