Bipolar disorder and medical cannabis

Bipolar disorder is a frequently occurring psychiatric illness classified as an affective disorder. It is characterized by depressive and manic mood swings. There are either manic phases with an exaggerated euphoria, in which sufferers are euphoric, overactive or irritable, or depressive phases. Both phases can range in their degree of severity. Only in rare cases [...]

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 [...]

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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Autism: would medical cannabis help?

Autism is a neurological developmental disorder. Experts often refer to it as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), as there are different forms of the disorder. Medical cannabis could be an option to relieve accompanying symptoms such as sleep disorders, anxiety or anger. What is autism spectrum disorder? Doctors distinguish ASDs between early childhood autism (Kanner syndrome), [...]

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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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Cannabigerol, a cannabinoid with antibiotic potential

It is well known that antibiotic resistance is a priority health concern worldwide. A search for alternative therapies is necessary, but could the search be finally over?  A recent study has revealed the antibiotic potential from cannabigerol (CBG). Antibiotic resistance: a worldwide problem Antimicrobial-resistant organisms have spread all over the world and has sometimes [...]

Using Hemp Oil to Treat Fibromyalgia

Some studies have shown the positive effects of using medicinal cannabis for fibromyalgia in patients with very few adverse effects. There are not many treatments for fibromyalgia and the ones that do exist are not a permanent cure, as the cause is still unknown. But for those who want to bet on an alternative and natural [...]

Medicinal benefits of Cannabichromene

Cannabinoids are the naturally occurring chemical compounds found in cannabis plants. Currently, there are over 180 classified cannabinoids, and perhaps more to be discovered as studies continue to reveal the complex molecular structures of cannabis. Today we want to talk about the medicinal benefits of Cannabichromene, also known as CBC. What are cannabinoids? Cannabinoids [...]

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Hemp, cannabis, marijuana: What are the differences?

Cannabis, hemp, marijuana, hashish, grass, weed - there are many terms used for cannabis plants. Although many of them are not relevant for medical use, it is important to know and be able to distinguish the differences. What is the difference between cannabis and hemp? Hemp is a plant species that belongs to the hemp [...]

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