chronic sleep disorder - Medizinalcannabis bei chronischen Schlafstörungen

News: Placebo – controlled study. Medicinal cannabis for chronic sleep disorders

Everyone has experience with sleep disorders, for example due to stress. Chronic sleep disorders are extremely stressful. Sufferers cannot get enough rest at night which affects health and productivity. However many sleeping pills have side effects such as daytime sleepiness and carry a risk of addiction. In a double-blind study an Australian research team investigated […]

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News: CBD reduces chronic pain for most sufferers

The non-psychotropic cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD) is becoming increasingly popular among patients with chronic pain. A survey of pain patients in America found that cannabis-based medications and CBD reduced chronic pain in a large proportion of patients. Strong opiate-based painkillers could also be reduced in dose. Survey in seven pain clinics The American research team surveyed […]

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News: Medical cannabis can help with autism spectrum disorders

Cannabis medications containing cannabidiol (CBD), tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidivarin (CBDV) can reduce the symptoms of autism spectrum disorders. CBD and CBDV improved the balance of excitatory and depressant neurotransmitters in the brain which is dysregulated in autistic individuals. These are the findings of a team of researchers from Brazil. Autism Spectrum Disorders – What is […]

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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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