Medicinal Cannabis

The effect of medical cannabis on sleep cycles

Cannabis, which is one of the oldest vegetable sources of food and textile fibres, has been an integral part of the culture of many ancient civilizations[1]. Also used for its therapeutic properties for thousands of years, this plant has attracted the attention of the scientific community, which has multiplied its research in recent decades [...]

What is the current legal framework of medical cannabis in France?

Should cannabis be legalized? The issue has never been more topical. In April 2019, the French Observatory for Drugs and Drug Addiction published a survey conducted at the end of 2018: 45% of French people "agree for the legalization of cannabis" and 91% believe that "cannabis consumption could be prescribed by doctors for certain serious [...]

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 [...]

Sativa and Indica: Which Is Best For My Illness?

For anyone new to the world of medical cannabis, understanding the plant and how it affects the body can feel overwhelming. Not only does cannabis contain over 400 molecules including cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids, then there are inumerable strains with exotic names such as Sour Diesel, Amnesia, and Afghan Kush. Throw into the mix two [...]

Cannabinoids as neuroprotectants

The discovery of the endogenous cannabinoid system set up the basis of an intense research into the therapeutic potentials of cannabinoids, in a variety of neurological-related disorders, such as gliomas, cerebral ischemia, multiple sclerosis, and so on.[1] In fact, this is exactly the main focus of this article, trying to examine possible involvements of the [...]

Medical Cannabis for Epidermolysis Bullosa

Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) is a skin disorder characterized by skin fragility, also known as “onion skin”. However, the disease can manifest to many different organ systems. Therefore, children with EB may have life-long multidisciplinary management, relying on dermatologist, cardiologist, haematologist/oncologist, nephrologist, dentists, ophthalmologist, nutritional specialist, paediatric speech and language therapist, neurologist, pain specialists, psychologist, social [...]

Current European Legal Framework concerning the use of Medical Cannabis

The Cannabis industry has gone through some changes during the last few months, shaping, step by step, the way in which we understand the use of medical cannabis and fighting against the remaining prejudice towards this natural alternative. From new scientific discoveries to the patients’ necessity to access this alternative treatment, governments have seen themselves [...]

New studies on cannabinoids fighting bipolar disorder

By definition, a Bipolar Disorder is an illness that causes an abnormal variation in someone’s mood: alternating periods of excitement (mania or in its less severe form of hypomania), depression, and average humour (normothymia). These phases are out of proportion and can reach incredible and uncontrollable intensities. Even today, researchers still have difficulty explaining the [...]

CBG: a cannabinoid still little-known but promising

Cannabigerol (CBG) is one of more than 150 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. However, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabinol (CBN) are the most studied ones. The cannabigerolic acid (CBGa) derives from an olivetolic acid (which is a conjugate acid of an olivetolate). During the growth of the cannabis plant, the CBGa or CBG in [...]

Controlled Therapies: what they are and their benefits

Why Controlled Therapies are effective and efficient in the field of medicinal cannabis? We can tell you more about it at Kalapa Clinic, experts in providing cannabinoids treatment with controlled therapies.

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