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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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3 ways of consuming medical cannabis without smoking it

Although it is not the best method of consuming medical cannabis, smoking seems to be the most popular and the most accessible for the majority of people. There are however, other simple methods of consuming therapeutic cannabis. Thanks to the most recent scientific studies, different methods of consumption are being designed in order to ensure […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2017

This May the UK celebrated Mental Health Awareness week for the 17th time, charities, organisations and members of the general public were able to come together to share information and personal stories on the subject of mental illness. The World Health Organisation defines mental health as “a state of well-being in which an in which […]

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The progress of medical cannabis for treating autism

Medical cannabis is becoming more and more popular for treating autism, a complex neurodevelopmental disease, with signs appearing within the first few years of infancy, and generally lasting a lifetime. This condition is part of a group of disorders known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The characteristics and the symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder, include […]

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The properties of terpenes in medical cannabis

Terpenes are organic, aromatic hydrocarbons that can be found in thousands of plants around the world. They are part of the alkenes, alcohol, esters and ethers families. If these compounds are known, it is mainly because they are responsible for the smell and the taste of plants. Most of the plants will synthesize and release […]

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Researching medical cannabis in Israel

It was in Israel where Raphael Machoulam isolated THC for the first time. Since then research on medical cannabis has led the country to becoming a pioneer for the use of cannabis, particularly through their extensive scientific research and clinical trials dedicated to the plant. After several decades of research, the country’s main objective is […]

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Why are synthetic cannabinoids dangerous?

In one of our first blog posts we spoke about the different types of cannabinoids. Today we would like to focus on synthetic cannabinoids; they are designed in laboratories and do not possess any therapeutic benefits. Synthetic cannabinoids are manufactured artificially and have been catalogued by the US National Institute for Drug Abuse as a […]

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After 10,000 scientific studies about cannabis, what stage is the research at?

Since discovering the therapeutic potential of cannabinoids in the 1970’s thousands of scientific studies about cannabis have been carried out. Around the world research on the benefits of cannabis and its components has been undertaken. Although thousands of studies have proven the therapeutic benefits of cannabis, the use of medical cannabis still remains a worldwide […]

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CBD relieves the symptoms of ALS

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, more commonly known as ALS or motor neurone disease, is a neurodegenerative disease that causes the depletion of the motor neurons in the body, i.e the neurons that are responsible for muscle movement. Although the average life expectancy is around 2-5 years after the initial diagnosis, (this is not the case for […]

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