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Realm of Caring Team Interviews Dr. Raphael Mechoulam

It was an honor and privilege to meet such a humble and wise scientist as Dr. Mechoulam. He educated us on the historical path of Cannabis Research, future implications and his thoughts as to where the research will expand.

Mechoulam’s interview was enlightening and fascinating. As the 'Grandfather of Cannabis Research', he has pushed many boundaries and is the Foundation for all modern Cannabis Research. Starting with his experiments with Lebanese Hashish in the 1960’s, he not only isolated but also synthesized and identified the principal psychoactive component of Cannabis, D-9 THC. Further breakthroughs included the discovery of the Endogenous Cannabinoid transmitters, Anandamide and 2-AG and their respective receptors, appropriately named the Cannabinoid 1 and 2 receptors, or for short, the CB1 and CB2 receptors. These discoveries led to the elucidation of the Endocannabinoid system as a complete and separate system, yet one that is closely intertwined with almost all of the body’s other systems, especially the Nervous and Immune systems, to regulate homeostasis. The endocannabinoid system controls how we are born and how we die, and in between, how we grow, eat, sleep, remember and forget.

Man With Cerebral Palsy On A Mission

"I am a 24-year-old male with Cerebral Palsy, and I believe certain properties of the cannabis plant help with spasticity, but I would like to do more research having to do with the brain, specifically the brains of people with CP. Unless we remove marijuana from the Schedule 1 Controlled Substance list, we cannot do this research effectively."

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Broncos Alumni Learn More about CBD and its Neuroprotectant Properties

The Realm of Caring's CEO, Heather Jackson and our esteemed Care Specialist John Matu were excited to meet and chat with some great names in football at the CW Bronco Alumni Lab Tour last week. The tour was part of the Broncos continued efforts to learn about CW Hemp as a safe and effective means of combating issues brought about from a career in the NFL. "After we visited this group at Mile High Stadium they wanted to learn more at Charlotte's web," said Del Jolly. Several players also joined our Observational Research Registry we're conducting with Johns Hopkins University.

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