Medical cannabis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Charcot's disease, is a fatal neurodegenerative disease characterized by progressive muscle paralysis of the muscles involved in muscle movement such as the legs, arms, in breathing, swallowing and speaking. However, cognitive and sensory functions are not affected. This disease, which is mainly sporadic (a disease that affects individuals [...]

The effects of cannabis: is it dangerous?

Cannabis can be used for recreational purposes, but it is highly used for its medicinal properties too. However, ‘cannabis overdose’ or the adverse effects of cannabis can be an argued topic given that different people, even professionals, may have different views on this, or it can be completely subjective to the person on how [...]

Effectiveness of cannabinoids against sleep disorders

On March 13th, the 20th edition of World Sleep Day was celebrated. An annual event organized by the World Sleep Day Committee of World Sleep Society whose objective is to inform and raise awareness among the general public about the importance of sleep and the risks related to its neglect. Under the theme Better [...]

Treatment for glaucoma: can medical cannabis be useful?

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), there are more than 1 billion people living with vision impairment such as short and far sightedness, glaucoma and cataract.  In most cases, these could have easily been prevented or treated with cataracts operation, access to glasses, or access to economical health care. However, a report states that [...]

Flavonoids in medicinal cannabis

Flavonoids are components from any type of plant. They have been found to contain certain medicinal properties and are important to reach the “entourage effect” from medicinal cannabis products, which mean that the combination of both could enhance the beneficial effects. What are flavonoids? Flavonoids can be  comprised of more than 10,000 structures and is [...]

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Can cannabidiol replace antibiotics?

The therapeutic potential of cannabis has called the scientific community’s attention, who in the last decades have intensified their researches to reveal the secrets of this plant.  Especially everything related to cannabidiol (CBD). This non-psychoactive cannabinoid from cannabis is considered one of the most interesting components by many scientists.  It has many properties which [...]

Promising results on the use of cannabis on Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptomology

Medicinal cannabis is used today for a variety of illnesses and is showing positive results.  One of the ailments that people can suffer from is post-traumatic stress disorder, which affects the mental conditions of an individual.  A few studies have investigated the use of cannabis on Post-traumatic stress disorder providing more information and knowledge on [...]

The endocannabinoid system in the skin

The skin is a vital organ that is not only an external defence barrier but also an agent implied in body functioning. When we talk about the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in the skin we mean that regulates many of its functions. As a result, cannabinoids can influence skin biology, as scientific research supports, and [...]

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World Cancer Day: What can medical cannabis do against cancer?

Every year on February 4, we celebrate World Cancer Day. An annual event created by the International Union Against Cancer (UICC) in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise awareness about the world's leading cause of death, cancer. The latest report published in 2018 by the International Agency for Research on Cancer [...]

The endocannabinoid system in the reproductive systems

There have been several researches carried out on finding the role of the endocannabinoid system in the reproductive systems.  It has been found that the endocannabinoid system is in fact crucial for a healthy and fertile reproductive system in both male and females.  To date, the ECS is considered a master system deeply involved [...]

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