Medical cannabis: from wonder drug to hate object

Doctors in Germany have been allowed to prescribe medicines containing cannabinoids for five years now. Nevertheless, the prescription of medicinal cannabis continues to meet with skepticism – from patients and experts alike. Why is that the case? A look at history provides some explanations. China: Cannabis as medicine mentioned for the first time Today, medicinal […]

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Ulcerative colitis and medicinal cannabis

Many studies point to the medical potential of the cannabis plant. Among other things, its ingredients are said to have a pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effect, which could be beneficial in the chronic disease ulcerative colitis. Like Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). While ulcerative colitis only inflames the rectum […]

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HIV-positive and still living life to the fullest

In Western industrialized nations, the “Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome” – AIDS for short – is no longer a death sentence. The disease is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and can be well controlled with medication: Those who receive timely and regular treatment with antiviral agents can now expect an average life expectancy with […]

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The most important cannabinoids (THC, CBD, CBC, CBG, CBN) and their therapeutic effects

There are over 100 different phytocannabinoids in the cannabis plant that interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). The best known is the psychotropic tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), while cannabidiol (CBD) is the most common non-intoxicating cannabinoid. In addition, among the numerous phytocannabinoids, cannabichromene (CBC), cannabigerol (CBG) and cannabinol (CBN) have important therapeutic effects. The chemical structure […]

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Malaria and Medical Cannabis

Malaria (swamp fever) is the world’s most common infectious disease caused by parasites, affecting over 200 million people worldwide. There are several malaria pathogens that are spread in different areas. The World Health Organisation (WHO) distinguishes the following areas: Areas without a malaria risk: Europe, Australia, North America, Sri Lanka Areas with a low risk […]

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Sleep apnoea: Can THC support the treatment?

Sleep apnoea is a sleep-related breathing disorder that can have immense health consequences. Not only do those affected suffer from severe daytime fatigue due to lack of sleep, but their life expectancy is also limited by cardiovascular problems and high blood pressure. In most cases, sleep apnoea syndrome is treated with a respirator, which also […]

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Alzheimer’s disease and medical cannabis

The neurodegenerative Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, which usually occurs in people over the age of 65. About 24 million people worldwide suffer from this disease, which is named after the physician Alois Alzheimer. He first described the disease in 1906. Alzheimer’s: What happens in the brain? In Alzheimer’s patients, nerve […]

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ADHS: Are cannabinoids beneficial?

Attention deficit hyperactivity syndrome (ADHD) causes considerable stress for the children and adolescents affected, their families as well as their social environment. The disorder often persists into adulthood. Many adult ADHD patients report that cannabis therapy helps them to cope better with everyday life, as the treatment makes them more concentrated, calmer and more focused. […]

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