Frequent questions about Kalapa Clinic

We are often asked questions about Kalapa Clinic and therapeutic cannabis treatments, so we have created this list of frequently asked questions to answer some of your queries

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What is Kalapa Clinic?

Kalapa Clinic is a medical consultancy specialising in cannabinoid treatment. We have qualified doctors who offer professional care and provide information about alternative therapies using medicinal cannabis.

Where is Kalapa Clinic?

We have 2 medical practices, one in Barcelona and one in Tenerife. We also offer videoconference consultations, which are done via Skype, for those people who cannot be physically present.

How can I be treated with medical cannabis?

You must first contact us to explain your situation and depending on the type of illness you are suffering from, we will refer you to one of our services who will suggest an alternative therapy that is right for you.

Will Kalapa Clinic make a diagnosis?

The Kalapa Clinic professionals work with the information that you provide them with, this is why your medical history is essential. By doing this they can determine which is the most appropriate treatment for you.

Does Kalapa Clinic sell medical cannabis?

No Kalapa Clinic does not sell any kinds of treatment. The professionals will advise you about dosage and frequency of administration suited to your personal requirements, they will also suggest a number of different CBD oils where the exact percentage of CBD can be monitored, allowing you to have a controlled therapy.

If I start a therapy, will I be prescribed marijuana that I can smoke?

No, the medical cannabis treatments are in the form of CBD oil, this is an extract from the marijuana plant. This way all of the key properties from the plant are in the oil and can be consumed without having any adverse effects.

Will the medical cannabis therapy induce any psychoactive effects?

CBD oil, which is one of the key cannabinoids in the cannabis plant, does not possess any psychoactive effects. If you are issued CBD oil for your course of treatment, you will not experience any strange sensations.

What is CBD oil?

CBD oil is an oil which is present in one of the cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. This cannabinoid, commonly called Cannabidiol, has demonstrated after many medical investigations, that it has therapeutic properties, causing it to be effective in the treatment of several pathologies. It has been successful in relieving symptoms of diseases such as Refractory Epilepsy, where there have been few known treatments.

What is a cannabinoid?

Cannabinoids are natural compounds found in the cannabis plant, called phytoannanninoids. More than 111 phytoannabinoids have been discovered, but those that are showing a great deal of potential for medical purposes, are Cannabidiol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

How was the therapeutic potential of cannabis discovered?

Cannabis has been used for therapeutic purposes for hundreds of years. There are several cultures around the world that have claimed that cannabis has helped to cure various diseases. Dr. Raphael Mechoulam now has evidence of its therapeutic potential after several years of medical research, he has also managed to differentiate between the different cannabinoids within the plant, determining how they work and how they can be administered.

Which cannabinoids have been investigated for therapeutic purposes?

The research has been primarily focused on 2 phytocannabinoids: Cannabidiol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

What therapeutic properties does Cannabidiol have?

Cannabidiol (CBD) has been found to be an anti-inflammatory, which provides relief to those with chronic inflammations. It also possesses analgesic properties at low doses, which can help to relieve pains in patients.

What therapeutic properties does Tetrahydrocannabinol have?

THC is the psychoactive cannabinoid in cannabis, but there is currently a lot of research surrounding it. There are several studies currently being carried out to see whether THC eliminates cancerous cells and whether it helps people with Alzheimer to destroy molecules that encourage cellular destruction.

Which other cannabinoids have known therapeutic properties?

The other most well-known cannabinoids are CBDA and THCA (they are non-psychoactive) and CBD Cannabidiol – 9THC Delta9Tetrahydrocannabinol – CBN Cannabinol – CBG Cannabigerol – CBC Cannabicromene – 8THC Delta8Tetrahydrocannabinol.

What is the difference between endocannabinoids and phytocannabinoids?

If it is classified as a phytocannabinoid it means that it is derived from a plant, in this case it is the “Cannabis sativa L plant”, while the cannabinoids that are found naturally inside the body are called endocannabinoids.
Cannabinoids can also be synthesized through chemical reactions in a laboratory for specific use and scientific analysis.

What kind of treatments are available at Kalapa Clinic?

Kalapa clinic suggests treatments using CBD oil and CBD creams, which are used for treating skin conditions such as psoriasis.

How much does the treatment cost?

Kalapa Clinic only carries out the consultations, they do not sell any products. Depending on the type of condition you suffer from and whether you need to be taken care of by a doctor will determine if there is any cost for the consultation.

Where can I receive the treatment?

Our professionals will advise where the most suitable place to receive treatment is, depending on your requirements. They will always recommend the sites that have the highest quality products, and where controlled therapy can be carried out.

What is controlled therapy?

The therapies proposed by Kalapa Clinic are controlled because they specify the milligrams that must be administered in every case. That is why we recommend products that are known to have a strict quality control criteria and who certify the percentage of CBD in their products.

Are the products that Kalapa Clinic has prescribed me with compatible with my other medication?

The treatments are compatible with the vast majority of medicines, but it is very important that you inform us of any other medication you are taking. Some medications have the ability to alter the effects of the CBD.

Can I overdose on CBD oil?

You are not at risk of having an overdose even if you have ingested a greater volume than has been prescribed.

If I take CBD oil will I experience any psychoactive effects?

No cannabidiol (CBD) does not produce any psychoactive effects. CBD is one of the only cannabinoids that reduces the psychoactive effects that are generated by other cannabinoids like THC.

How do you determine that cannabinoid treatments are safe?

Kalapa Clinic’s staff will only recommend CBD oil treatment from companies that offer high standards of quality and where the percentage of CBD is known. They will also ensure that such treatments are free from pesticides, heavy metals or pathogenic elements.

Do you administer synthetic cannabinoids?

No, Kalapa Clinic will only suggest cannabinoid treatments that are made naturally from the whole plant. Several studies indicate that synthetic cannabinoids are not as effective as the cannabinoids from extracts of the cannabis plant.

How do I know if Kalapa Clinic will be able to help me to treat my illness?

You can visit the treatments page on the website where we list the different conditions that can be treated with cannabinoids. We recommend that you contact us directly at and tell us about your situation. Research into medicinal cannabis and its success in relieving various symptoms such as chronic pain, stress, anxiety or lack of appetite is increasing rapidly.