Medical cannabis therapy for asthma

According to the Global Asthma Report 2018, more than 339 million people worldwide suffer from bronchial asthma. About 250,000 people die of this chronic disease, although this could be avoided by adequate therapy. Studies on the therapeutic potential of cannabis as a medicine for respiratory diseases have been going on since the 1970s. It [...]

Understanding Cannabinoids’ Psychoactive and Psychotropic Effects

In recent years, there has been a growing medical interest in cannabis plants in order to further understand the whole composition and the effects that each substance can produce in our bodies.  So far, the most studied cannabinoids are THC and CBD, but they are just two of the thousands of compounds found in [...]

The difference between medical and recreational cannabis use

Cannabis is a plant that has been cultivated and used for over 5000 years. Today it is used for its medicinal properties, recreational effects and also for industrial uses. The first testimonies of its medical use are from Antiquity in Asia and in the Middle East. It was only much later, at the beginning [...]

Acne – can medical cannabis help?

Pimples and blackheads are familiar to most young people. Acne is the most common skin disease worldwide: about 85% of people suffer from it at some point in their lives. In more than half of them the skin disease only has a slight course. However, 40% of those affected experience such severe symptoms that they [...]

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The use of medical cannabis in COVID-19

In the past weeks the question has been raised in social media and news sites whether the use of medical cannabis for the lung disease, COVID-19, can have medicinal benefits. Indeed, research is currently pursuing interesting approaches. What is COVID-19? COVID-19 is the name given to the lung disease caused by the coronavirus Sars-CoV-2. [...]

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The endocannabinoid system in the reproductive systems

There have been several researches carried out on finding the role of the endocannabinoid system in the reproductive systems.  It has been found that the endocannabinoid system is in fact crucial for a healthy and fertile reproductive system in both male and females.  To date, the ECS is considered a master system deeply involved [...]

How cannabinoids impact vision?

Vision, such as many functions of the body, is partly regulated by the endocannabinoid system. It is worth understanding the whole mechanism to take advantage of medical cannabis. Vision is partially regulated by the endocannabinoid system The light penetrates the eye through the anterior eye structure. It reaches photoreceptors located on the surface of the [...]

CBD could be used to reduce antibiotic resistance

Bacteria are single-celled organisms. Some are naturally present inside the body and contribute to its functionality. Antibiotics are drugs which are meant to fight bacterial infections. However, bacteria can develop resistance to the drug designed to kill them: this is called antibiotic resistance and it represents a serious issue, as illnesses that used to [...]

THC and CBD – What’s The Difference between these cannabinoids?

I remember when I first entered the world of medical cannabis. I could barely pronounce the word cannabinoid, let alone know the difference between two of its main constituents, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). But if one is to have a good chance of enjoying the therapeutic benefits of the cannabis plant, it’s important [...]

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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 [...]

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