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Can therapeutic cannabis substitute conventional pharmaceuticals?

The reforms in the legislations of several countries regarding the consumption of therapeutic cannabis have caused changes in people’s perceptions and acceptance of the value of the plant as an alternative therapy. This change is especially important in some states in the US, as doctors have already started prescribing therapeutic cannabis instead of other medications for […]

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More studies demonstrating the effects of cannabinoids for cancer treatment

Research into medical cannabis is ongoing worldwide. Scientific studies are investigating the effectiveness of cannabinoids for the treatment of cancer and various other conditions and symptoms. Recently, researchers from the department of Oncology at St. George’s of London recently published the results from a study that was looking into the effects of phytocannabinoids on leukemic […]

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The endocannabinoid system and endometriosis

The pain mechanism of endometriosis is complex: pain can be categorised as either nociceptive, inflammatory or neuropathic. Women who suffer from endometriosis may experience various psychological and physical effects that can be particularly painful. More and more studies have been investigating the endocannabinoid system and how it interacts with certain pathologies. This system is composed […]

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Medical cannabis, a treatment for refractory epilepsy

Refractory epilepsy affects 30% of patients with epilepsy worldwide. It is a complex disease that can rarely be treated with traditional medicines. After having tried many conventional treatments, different organizations in the medical field have been interested in the effectiveness of medical cannabis treating refractory epilepsy. In September 2016, the international medical cannabis conference was […]

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Medical cannabis: what is the entourage effect?

The majority of scientific studies about medical cannabis focus on finding out the effects of the different types of cannabinoids, especially, THC and CBD. The cannabis plant has many more components than their cannabinoids, they have a number other factors like terpenes, that also produce their own effects, or secondary effects.  Limiting research to a […]

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Cannabinoids in breast milk

The endocannabinoid system and its receptors are of great importance during prenatal development, but they are also relevant after childbirth. Not everybody is aware that there are already natural cannabinoids in breast milk and what role they play in the development of a human. In 2004, the European Journal of Pharmacology published a study that stated that all […]

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