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Valley Wellness Science Blog aka “Valley Wellness Insights”

“Insights" is a Valley Wellness blog dedicated to delving into the world of cannabinoids, offering readers an understanding of the ingredients found in cannabis and hemp products. With a focus on evidence-based information, it serves as an educational platform for the ‘cannabis curious’. Each article features contributions from scientific and industry experts, providing updates and analysis on trends in research, health, wellness, regulatory and policy areas. Whether you're a consumer looking to make informed decisions about cannabis products or a health professional, this blog is intended to provide valuable insights and information that are based in science.

Meet our Chief Science Officer and Author, Jahan Marcu, PhD

Dr. Marcu is a Cannabis and psychedelics researcher with 20 years of experience and is passionate about analyzing, interpreting, and writing about data that impacts consumers, product safety, regulatory policy, and emerging industries. He has published basic and clinical research in a number of research journals. His work has appeared in Nature, JAMA, and Rolling Stone. He also serves as a court qualified cannabis and synthetic cannabinoid expert witness. For more information please visit www.marcuenterprises.com- which features 10+ years of his archived science blogs!

May 1, 2024 admin

Decoding Cannabis and Skin Care – One Product at a Time

Your skin is alive – it is our body’s largest organ and acts like a protective gate. The active barrier that is our skin, is constantly undergoing biochemical processes, that can be affected by what we eat, the sun’s UV rays, and the products we put on it, such as lotions and soaps. Since the … Continued

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Apr 2, 2024 admin

Journal Club – Hemp Research

  WHAT: This journal club meeting will discuss information on hemp-derived cannabinoids from two published studies. WHEN: The First Tuesday of Every Month Tuesday April 2nd (Tomorrow) 8pmEST- 845pm EST Link:https://us02web.zoom.us/s/83722922366?pwd=QjZ3V0xNWHZ0OVZ0b3BpbWd3STRqUT09#success Who Should Attend: This event is essential for doctors and healthcare professionals keen on staying abreast of the latest public health issues related to … Continued

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Apr 2, 2024 admin

The Journal Club with Jahan Marcu

The Journal Club with Jahan Marcu WHAT: Discussion of a published research article with researchers and doctors. WHEN: The First Tuesday of Every Month Tuesday May 7th 8pmEST- 845pm EST     Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83722922366?pwd=QjZ3V0xNWHZ0OVZ0b3BpbWd3STRqUT09 Who Should Attend: This event is intended for doctors and healthcare professionals keen on staying abreast of the latest developments related … Continued

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Mar 29, 2024 admin

Resin and Rosin Cannabis Concentrates: From Ancient Rituals to Modern Mastery

“The mention of hashish leads me to speak about this plant, on which much has been written for several years now and on which ­ there remains much to say.” – Le désert et le Soudan (1853) from The African Roots of Cannabis by Chris Duvall The purpose of this article is to provide an … Continued

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Mar 1, 2024 admin

You Should Always Respect your Elder – berries!

This is part of a series of articles on Wana Bits that explore the science behind the ingredients in the popular edible products.  As discussed previously, Cannabis is part of a food revolution. As we expand our appreciation of functional foods, we will turn our focus towards two plant products that are part of the … Continued

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Feb 16, 2024 admin

Helping our Brains Grow with the Endocannabinoid System

A commentary on Uthayakumaran, K., Sunil, M. & Ratcliffe, E. M. Evaluating the Role of the Endocannabinoid System in Axon Guidance: A Literature Review. Cannabis Cannabinoid Res.(2024) doi:10.1089/can.2023.0138 By Jahan Marcu, PhD The endocannabinoid system (ECS) plays important roles in our development by helping neurons or brain cells to elongate and grow into maturity. It … Continued

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Jan 24, 2024 admin

So you ‘Wana’ Bits of Revolution

This series of Wana Bits articles explore the science behind ingredients in the popular edible products – Yuzu Zone Bits – THC 5mg – Ginseng – Reishi – Turmeric Cannabis is part of a revolution, often referred to as the 4th industrial revolution or industry 4.0, which has at its center, a food revolution. This … Continued

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