Cannabis News: Publius’ Top Ten 2012 Cannabinoid Stories

It’s been another landmark year for cannabinoids and the cannabinoid system, with new breakthrough research and additional confirmations of their importance to a healthy human race.

Publius – the penname used by the authors of The Cannabis Papers: A Citizen’s Guide to Cannabinoids (2011) – has been watching news about cannabinoids throughout 2012; here’s our list of the most important cannabinoid news from the year:

1. Exocannabinoid use legalized in 2 U.S. States – Voters in Colorado and Washington approved measures to allow the personal use of cannabis, giving average citizens the opportunity to supplement their cannabinoid systems. (Source: Multiple)

2. Cannabinoids Cure Pediatric Brain Cancer – A doctor tells the Huffington Post of miraculous cancer recoveries using cannabinoids. (Source: Huffington Post Live)

3. Cannabinoids May Slow Brain Aging – More research shows that maintaining a healthy cannabinoid system can help to maintain a healthy brain as humans age. (Source: Time Magazine)

4. Cannabinoids Can Help Migraine Headaches – Cannabis was once a common prescription for sufferers of migraines and a recent review of the literature shows it still has potential. (Source: Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain)

5. National Cancer Institute Recognizes Value of Cannabinoids – After avoiding many aspects of the subject for some time, the NCI at the National Institute of Health finally published some information about the cancer-fighting value of cannabinoids. (Source: National Cancer Institute)

6. Cannabinoids Show Potential for Bone Disorders – The human cannabinoid system impacts bone development and can be used to treat bone disorders. (Source: Bonekey Reports)

7. Cannabinoid Science Could Trigger Cannabis Rescheduling – Cannabis is considered a Schedule I drug with no medical value by the federal government. As more research shows the medical value of cannabis, that scheduling classification becomes harder to defend. Some scientists are specifically pointing out the contradiction. (Source: NORML Scientific Review)

8. Cannabinoids for Stress and PTSD – More animal studies show that cannabinoids can help disorders related to stress as well as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. (Source: PubMed: Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology)

9. D.A.R.E Drops Marijuana – D.A.R.E., the national nonprofit that has promoted “Drug Abuse Resistance Education” to elementary, middle, and high school students since the early 1980s, will all but drop anti-drug material from its curriculum for fifth and sixth grade students, according to a state chapter leader and a letter released by D.A.R.E. (Source: Reason)

10. Potential role for GPR55 – CB3 Receptor – in Gut Functions – The G protein-coupled receptor 55 (GPR55) is a novel class of cannabinoid receptor (CB3) that influences one’s nervous system, vasculature, kidneys and bones; because of its presence in the GI tract, several studies are now focusing on its involvement in the physiology and pathophysiology of the gut. (Source: PubMed: Current Opinion in Pharmacology)

“We believe 2013 will feature even more remarkable developments and discoveries,” noted Bryan W. Brickner, publisher of The Cannabis Papers; “Cannabinoids keep surprising you.”



3 comments for “Cannabis News: Publius’ Top Ten 2012 Cannabinoid Stories

  1. Sciencefreak
    2013-01-02 at 3:11 pm

    What about preventing diabetes and diabetic blindness? Read the book “Marijuana Gateway to Health”

  2. 2013-01-02 at 12:20 pm

    Cannabis truly is the salvation of this planet — too bad that most people still think it is an evil weed … food, fuel, medicine, paper, clothing, car parts, thousands of uses. The “powers that be” have a lot of explaining to do. As the bible reads, ” I will give you an plant of renown … but there will be hypocrites who want to take it away from you” ….we have to take it back from the hypocrites for our own use.

  3. 2013-01-01 at 3:00 pm

    Heaven forbid those who have been in control of our GLOBE would allow this NON TOXIC vegetable to supply ALL of our FUELS..why burn planet polluting fossil fuels when we have a plant that produces CLEAN FUELS GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT!! How about ending world hunger with this wonderful gift from God? The FOOD and FIBER are second to nothing!! Not another plant can even come close..and the LIFE SAVING NON TOXIC MEDICINES? Can you say Bye Bye to Big Pharma/(big oil same damn thing)..this little weed will cost them TRILLIONS upon TRILLIONS..FACT. This is why this vegetable has been lied about in this country for better then 80 years..the GIG is up you rotten have polluted the earth AND our BODIES long have allowed MILLIONS to die because of have earned a free pass to hell..enjoy the temps you devils.

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