HIV and AIDS: medical cannabis as a treatment

The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a retrovirus responsible for the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)[1], which is a weakened and vulnerable state of the immune system[2]. Without any treatment, the life expectancy of a person suffering from HIV is from 9 to 11 years[3].  AIDS is the most advanced form of HIV infection. At this […]

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New findings on the effect of cannabis on HIV

The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) affects about 36 million people worldwide. The disease, which is transferred by contact with body fluids (e.g. blood, sperm and vaginal secretion), shows the destruction of the cells of the immune system. Since the discovery in the 1980s, there have been about 35 million people that died. The fact that […]

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Cannabis could prevent the development of a fatty liver in HIV-HCV co-infected patients

Hepatitis C is found in those affected by a liver inflammation caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), on the other hand, is a virus that attacks the immune system of the affected person and can cause AIDS. Both HIV and hepatitis C can be transmitted by blood. Those who […]

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Chronic inflammatory bowel disease – Can they benefit from cannabinoids?

Chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a collective term for Crohn’s disease (MC), ulcerative colitis (CU) and a few lesser-known forms. Those affected have to struggle with persistent diarrhoea, weight loss, severe abdominal pain and loss of performance. The suffering is often enormous. Studies show that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) can alleviate the symptoms […]

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Cannabinoide for anorexia and cachexia

Serious diseases such as cancer, chronic infections or autoimmune diseases deplete the body and cause weight loss. Therefore experts also speak of consumptive diseases. Medical cannabis is known for its appetite-increasing effect. Studies show that cannabinoids can be an important option in the treatment of anorexia and cachexia in cancer and HIV patients. Cachexia and […]

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Cannabinoids for spasticity

Patients with neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS) or cerebral palsy often suffer from spastic movement disorders. Spasticity is characterised by increased muscle tension (muscle tone) and involuntary muscle spasms. The cause is damage to motor nerve pathways of the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord) which are responsible for the voluntary movement of […]

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Cannabis as medicine for chronic pain

About a quarter of people in Germany suffer from chronic pain. Non-drug and drug pain therapy may not be sufficient in some cases to achieve effective pain relief. Effective complementary measures such as medical cannabis therapy are then required. Since the knowledge on the use of cannabis for medical purposes has been improved in recent […]

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Sleep disorders: Efficacy of cannabinoids

Not being able to rest in the evening, brooding, wallowing, waking up in the night and not being able to get back to sleep – insomnia is a serious problem for many people. Anyone who does not sleep well at times feels tired, unfocused and less able to perform during the day. If the sleep […]

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Cannabinoids

Cannabinoids Infographics on how cannabinoids work Endocannabinoids Endocannabinoids are molecules produced by our bodies that act as messengers through cannabinoid receptors. The most important are anandamide (SAA) and 2-Araquidonil-glycerol (2-AG), as both are synthesized on demand (endocannabinoids are not stored in the body, but are synthesized on demand where and when the body requires them to function). Moreover, they act […]

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