Glossary

 

Term Description
Anandamides endogenous chemicals that bind to cannabinoid receptors.
Cannabinoids compounds derived from or based on chemicals found in the Cannabis sativa plant. Cannabinoids bind to cannabinoid receptors. Cannabinoids chemical structures differ by their side chain and location of double bonds within the ring. These variations alter their properties. Cannabinoids include delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabinol (CBN), cannabidiol (CBD), cannabicyclol (CBL), cannabichromene (CBC), cannabigerol (CBG).
Cannabis a species of plant, originating in temperate climates of Asia. Including: Cannabis sativa (most common), Cannabis indica, and Cannabis ruderalis. Cannabis plants contain over 400 chemical agents, 60 of which are unique to the plant (Iversen, 2000). 
Clinical trial the scientific investigation of a new treatment that has shown some benefit in animal or laboratory studies, but has not yet been proven effective in humans.
Evidence-based medicine applying evidence from scientific research to medical practices. "Evidence-based medicine is the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients” (Sackett et al. 1996).
Marijuana dried leaves and flowers of the Cannabis sativa plant.
Partner a relationship that involves helping the organization in non-financial, longer-term developmental sense.
Sponsor a specific unrestricted financial contribution that involves getting something in return for that contribution.
THC delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol. It is a cannabinoid. It is the main psychoactive chemical in the Cannabis Sativa plant. 
Therapeutics the branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of disease.

 

Iversen, L. (2000). The science of marijuana. New York: Oxford University Press.
Sackett, D.L., Rosenberg, W.M., Gray, J.A., Haynes, R.B., Richardson, W.S. (1996). Evidence based medicine: what it is and what it isn't. British Medical Journal,  312 (7023): 71–2.