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Little Known Facts About Cannabis

Learning something new about the world of cannabis.

By Dr. Noah MinskoffPublished 2 years ago 3 min read

Cannabis, more commonly known as marijuana, is one of the most misunderstood plants in the world today. It has been extremely difficult to study because it has been illegal for many, many years now. However, thanks to the hard work of scientists and doctors over the past few decades, we know more about cannabis than ever before. The following are just a few of those little-known facts about cannabis!

It has medicinal benefits

There are numerous studies that prove cannabis has medicinal benefits. From chronic pain relief to helping with insomnia, cannabis is a natural alternative for many illnesses and diseases.

There are more than 100 active cannabinoids in cannabis

Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that interact with cannabinoid receptors in the human body. Cannabinoid marijuana is a term that refers to using the whole, unprocessed plant, whereas marijuana more generally refers to a product containing THC and other components of cannabis. Scientists have discovered that there are currently more than 100 different cannabinoids in cannabis.

It acts as both a relaxation and invigorating stimulant

This is one of the many paradoxes that exist regarding cannabis. It can relax and sedate one in certain doses while at the same time increasing one’s energy and focus in other doses. This is because cannabinoids (the chemicals within cannabis) interact with cannabinoid receptors in the brain, which also cause these contradictory effects.

Not all weed gets one high

One of the most common misconceptions about marijuana is that it makes one high. There are actually many strains available today that have negligible THC levels and can therefore be used to treat a number of medical conditions without the psychoactive effects.

It has lots of nicknames

Cannabis goes by a ton of nicknames, although these have been somewhat lessened in recent years. Some of the most common names include weed, pot, grass, ganja, and many others.

It’s been around for a long time

Cannabis has been cultivated as a crop for more than 10,000 years. It first originated in Asia before making its way to Africa and Europe.

Cannabis can be eaten raw

Most people typically smoke or vape cannabis; however, it can also be eaten raw. Because of the lack of psychoactive effects from using this method, many people prefer to mix it into a smoothie or juice for a more pleasant taste.

About Dr. Noah Minskoff

Dr. Noah Minskoff is the Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Strategy Officer of InnovoSciences. The company was created to provide an atmosphere of innovation in order to solve complex problems in the healthcare industry, which is a goal that Noah has steadfastly focused on throughout his entire career.

Noah‘s schooling started at Boise State University, where he got a double bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology. While working on his undergraduate studies, he was hired to instruct a chemistry class. In addition to this workload and school requirements, Noah was assigned the responsibility of supervising other student researchers and the specifics of their particular projects. Noah also united and monitored research team collaborations among the Physics and Engineering departments. These projects were supported and encouraged by the Department of Energy, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).

As a general surgery resident at Stanford University, Noah Minskoff was the Founder and Program Director of the Bench to Bedside Medical Device and Design Program. This course provided an opportunity for business students, medical students, and engineering students to develop new or improved medical device concepts that could be directly used as a way to treat patients.

To read more about Dr. Noah Minskoff, visit his other website, drnoahminskoff.com.

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Dr. Noah Minskoff

Currently living in Palo Alto, California, Dr. Noah Minskoff is most prominently known as the Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Strategy Officer of InnovoSciences. To learn more about him, visit DrNoahMinskoff.net!

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