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News: Survey – Cannabis more often a substitute for other medicines

Many diseases such as depression, pain or epilepsy are treated with established prescription drugs. However the complaints are often insufficiently alleviated or side effects occur. A Danish survey shows that cannabis can replace other medicines with better efficacy and tolerability: many of the participants were able to discontinue other medicines or reduce the dose. Painkillers, […]

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Chorea Huntington and medical cannabis

The neurodegenerative disease Chorea Huntington is relatively rare, with five to ten cases per 100,000 people in Europe. Although medical cannabis cannot cure the disease, it can alleviate various symptoms such as movement disorders. Chorea Huntington is a hereditary disease. The gene responsible for the disease is located on the arm of chromosome 4, which […]

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Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) and medical cannabis

The rare skin disease epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is characterized by unusual blistering of the skin. Children with EB are called “butterfly children” because the skin is as delicate and fragile as a butterfly wing. Only about two to three out of 100,000 people are affected by the disease. The cause is hereditary, the genes that […]

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News: Placebo – controlled study. Medicinal cannabis for chronic sleep disorders

Everyone has experience with sleep disorders, for example due to stress. Chronic sleep disorders are extremely stressful. Sufferers cannot get enough rest at night which affects health and productivity. However many sleeping pills have side effects such as daytime sleepiness and carry a risk of addiction. In a double-blind study an Australian research team investigated […]

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News: CBD reduces chronic pain for most sufferers

The non-psychotropic cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD) is becoming increasingly popular among patients with chronic pain. A survey of pain patients in America found that cannabis-based medications and CBD reduced chronic pain in a large proportion of patients. Strong opiate-based painkillers could also be reduced in dose. Survey in seven pain clinics The American research team surveyed […]

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News: Medical cannabis can help with autism spectrum disorders

Cannabis medications containing cannabidiol (CBD), tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidivarin (CBDV) can reduce the symptoms of autism spectrum disorders. CBD and CBDV improved the balance of excitatory and depressant neurotransmitters in the brain which is dysregulated in autistic individuals. These are the findings of a team of researchers from Brazil. Autism Spectrum Disorders – What is […]

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Endometriosis and the endocannabinoid system

Endometriosis – this means for the affected women severe pain and abdominal cramps, painful periods and pain during sexual intercourse. The disease is very stressful and often leads to other complaints such as insomnia and depressive moods. Can cannabis help as a medicine? Endometriosis – what is it? According to estimates two to ten percent […]

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