Cannabis Science Today



Your discovery point for scientific and medical research on cannabis.


  • #5 Sativa or Indica? Unlocking the Cannabis Genome with Dr. Daniela Vergara

    06/11/2019 Duration: 36min

    Have you ever tried two cannabis strains with the same name but completely different effects? Or wondered what differentiates an Indica and Sativa? In this episode, Dr. Daniela Vergara, an evolutionary biologist researching Cannabis genomics, reveals how biology and understanding the cannabis genome could be beneficial to breeding efforts and to creating cannabis medicine that is more consistent and effective for patients. If you don’t know what a genome is, keep listening. We'll break it down. 

  • #4 Cannabis & Cognition with Dr. Cinnamon Bidwell

    29/10/2019 Duration: 40min

    How does cannabis affect our cognitive functioning? How soon can we drive safely after consuming? Does cannabis affect men and women differently? Dr. Cinnamon Bidwell, a psychologist and co-founder of the CU change mobile lab, reveals her findings from a number of research studies that she has done in a mobile pharmacology/psychology lab. 

  • #3 Treating Epilepsy with Pharmaceutical CBD with Dr. Catherine Jacobson

    17/10/2019 Duration: 56min

    Dr. Catherine Jacobson, a neuroscientist, shares her journey to find quality CBD medicine for her son, Ben, who was born with epilepsy. From processing black market cannabis in her garage to launching an initial access trial for Epidiolex (pharmaceutical-grade CBD), Dr. Jacobson speaks candidly about her efforts to make cannabis medicine accessible. We talk about how cannabis affects the brain, the social stigma around CBD and THC, and the future of cannabinoid-based medicine. 

  • Treating Epilepsy with Whole Plant Cannabis with Dr. Barbara Brett-Green

    14/10/2019 Duration: 50min

    Can cannabis treat epilepsy? How does it work differently from traditional pharmaceutical drugs? In this episode, we talk to psychologist Dr. Barbara Brett-Green, who recently conducted a study testing the effects of medicinal cannabis on adults with medical refractory epilepsy. Dr. Green reveals how high-CBD oils made from the cannabis plant affected the seizure frequency and quality for life for adults with MRE.  

  • Terpenes are King with Dr. Cindy Orser

    10/10/2019 Duration: 48min

    What are terpenes and how do they affect us? Dr. Cindy Orser, the Chief Science Officer at Digipath Labs, shares what happens behind the scenes at a cannabis testing lab. We talk about the endocannabinoid system, vaping, terpenes, cannabinoids. and what to consume if you’re looking for the cleanest cannabis products on the market.

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