News: Tropical Cannabis-Based Medicines – A Novel Adjuvant Treatment for Venous Leg Ulcers

Venous leg ulcers (Ulcus crusis venosum), also known as “open leg”, are poorly healing, deep wounds on the lower leg. They occur most frequently in older chronically ill patients. In an open-label study a team of Canadian researchers found that therapy with external cannabis-based medicines in addition to compression bandages accelerated wound closure. The scientists […]

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News: THC enhances the effect of opiate-based painkillers

Opiate-based painkillers like morphine are important drugs for the treatment of severe, chronic pain. However, they can bring unpleasant side effects such as nausea and constipation. In addition, there is a risk of misuse. An American study shows that low-dose dronabinol (THC) can enhance the pain-relieving effect of hydromorphone. However, higher doses of the cannabinoid […]

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Medical cannabis prescriptions increased in 2020

Cannabis as medicine is becoming more and more important – this is shown by the current data of the GAMSI report of the German statutory health insurance funds. According to the report, sales of cannabis-based medicines once again reached record levels of just under 165 million euros in 2020. In March 2020, sales of medicinal […]

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News: CBD – a new help against SARS-CoV 2?

Scientists around the world are working hard to develop vaccines and therapies against SARS-CoV 2. A team of researchers from the University of Chicago recently found in a study that CBD and its breakdown product 7-hydroxy-CBD have the potential to prevent infection with the novel coronavirus. In addition, CBD aids in the recovery of those […]

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News: Endocannabinoids trigger runner’s high

Until now, the focus has been on endorphins when it comes to explaining the so-called “runner’s high”. New findings from the University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf show: Endocannabinoids trigger the high during running training.  Runner’s High – what does it mean? The term “runner’s high” refers to a state of exhilaration that can be achieved during […]

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News: Success with CBD in COVID therapy

The hospital in Klagenfurt, Austria, achieved positive results with the cannabis compound CBD in covid patients. The patients who were treated with the cannabinoid were able to leave the hospital more quickly. The anti-inflammatory and immune-strengthening properties of the cannabinoid are particularly effective here. The scientists are already working on a study that should provide […]

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