Medical Cannabis

Medical Cannabis and Blood Donation

Are you a medical cannabis patient with a long standing commitment to blood donation? Perhaps you’re concerned that taking cannabis, albeit for medical purposes, will stop you from giving back to society through giving blood. In this article we’re going to put your fears to rest and explain why cannabis and blood donation are [...]

Understanding the endocannabinoid system to treat obesity

Over the last decades, obesity has turned into a major public health issue, since excess weight gain causes an increased risk for various chronic diseases including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, musculoskeletal disorders or some cancers. Prevalence of obesity in adults, children and adolescents has become an important worldwide health problem. As stated by the World [...]

CBD for muscle recovery after sport

People's health can be maintained and promoted through many things. Sport is an important part of this. Indeed, physical exercise plays a major role in maintaining health, especially in relation to the muscles. It is well known that muscle recovery after sport plays an important role in the process of muscle building. Cannabidiol (CBD) [...]

Treatment of Brain Cancer (Glioma) with Medicinal Cannabis

Medical cannabis is used for many illnesses such as chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy or nausea and vomiting. But can it also be used for brain cancer (glioma)? Glioma: The Most Aggressive Brain Cancer? Glioma is an aggressive primary tumour of the central nervous system. Tumours arise from glial cells, which provide protection, support [...]

Medical Cannabis for pets

For any animal lovers out there, our pets are just like another member of the family. Unfortunately, conventional medication doesn’t always work, and just as we do with our human loved ones, we go that extra mile to find an alternative for our pets. Thankfully, compounds in the cannabis plant are gaining traction as a [...]

Cannabinoid Acids: medical benefits of THCa and CBDa

As already explained in many of our articles, cannabinoids are classes of chemical compounds acting on specific receptors in brain and body cells, that alter and/or regulate many physiological functions, modulating signals in the endocannabinoid system. Today we want to talk you about THCa and CBDa, two cannabinoid acids. Cannabinoids had been classified in endocannabinoids [...]

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Can medical cannabis help patients with cystic fibrosis?

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited and fatal metabolic disease. It is caused by the presence of mutations in the genes responsible for salt and water transportation in the cells. This abnormal or undesired condition produces thick secretions instead of thin. There is no known cure but an attempt is made to slow the progression of [...]

Using Cannabidiol to treat non life threatening skin conditions

Cannabidiol (CBD) is the second more important compound found within the cannabis plant after tetrahidrocannabinol. It boasts countless medical benefits ranging from being a homeopathic to a therapeutic drug. When it comes to dermatological issues, CBD really produce cosmetological and medical advantages. This article will focus on Cannabidiol use and on two of the most [...]

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Issues When Researching Medical Cannabis

The only way we can know the true medical benefits of the marijuana plant and its compounds is by conducting extensive research. Like with any new drug, it is imperative that every aspect of it will be studied in order to have a complete understanding of the effects it has on different pathologies. We need [...]

The effects of CBD and THC on weight loss

Why is it that people who consume marijuana regularly, "stoners", are always portrayed as skinny even though smoking marijuana is known to increase ones appetite, normally known as "the munchies"?[1] It is a stereotype however there are some truths behind it. On average, people who consume marijuana regularly have a lower BMI and a smaller [...]

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