cannabinoids

Cannabinoids in the Management and Treatment of Migraines

8dc425b2acbf9c68064b8a63eae1ffbc

What are migraines? Throbbing, pulsating, and excruciatingly painful, migraine headaches can be debilitating and affect over 23 million people in the US alone. Migraine headaches are recurrent headaches that typically affect one side of the head and are often accompanied by nausea. Migraines induce a state of hyperalgesia in a patient causing sensitivity to stimuli […]

Read more

Alzheimer’s and Cannabis

alzheimers-plaques

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is a neurological disorder that is characterized by a loss of memory and learned behavior. Alzheimer’s normally occurs in adults 65 and older and has no cure. The pathology of the disease includes aggregates of the Aβ protein along with the hyperphosphorylation of tau protein, which ultimately leads to the formation of […]

Read more

Unravelling the Cannabis Genome

852967248dd3e6cb3942a1fe6af42945

With many significant scientific studies coming out on the therapeutic benefits of the compounds in cannabis there has been a growing interest in understanding how these compounds are produced in the plant. In 2011 these interests resulted in the formation of the company Medicinal Genomics, the first group to sequence the cannabis genome. Kevin McKernan […]

Read more

SC Laboratories in Made Man Magazine

73608782f50eb6af17bb69bdcd662692

Earlier this month SC Laboratories was featured in Made Man Magazine’s coverage of the Emerald Cup 2013. The author of the article, Joe Dolce chatted with Josh Wurzer & Alec Dixon two of the co-founders of SC Labs about our terpene display at the Emerald Cup. The display meant to exhibit the variety of aromas […]

Read more

The Emerald Cup 2013

048731097de322302aff7e52151c991d

On December 14th and 15th thousands of medical cannabis patients and enthusiasts congregated at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds for the 10th annual Emerald Cup. The Emerald Cup showcases the best in California outdoor grown cannabis and solventless extracts and is my favorite cup I’ve been to thus far in my two years in the cannabis […]

Read more

Santa Cruz Cup 2013

a42a2aa6c7440291c38ba9adc5892a56

Being located in such a cannabis oriented community its no surprise the city of Santa Cruz has it’s own cannabis cup, and a very successful one at that. This event has experienced quite a bit of growth in just this last year with over triple the attendees of the previous year. This didn’t surprise me […]

Read more

Cannabinoids and Memory

Cannabinoids impair working memory through astroglial CB1 receptor modulation of hippocampal LTD (Han, 2012): The hippocampus is an area of the brain that contains a high concentration of cannabinoid receptors and is involved in the formation of memories. Long-term depression (LTD) is a form of synaptic plasticity (cell signaling between neurons) that involves persistent weak […]

Read more

Tylenol’s Analgesic Effect is Mediated By Cannabinoid Receptors

Acetaminophen, also known as Tylenol, is one of the most commonly used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for pain relief. But did you know that its compound’s pain fighting activity arises partially through its activity on the endocannabinoid system? The acidic cannabinoids (THCA and CBDA) along with non-acidic CBD exhibit anti-inflammatory properties by inhibiting enzymes called […]

Read more

Your current browser is unsupported. Please install latest version of Firefox, Chrome or IE to view this site.