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Cannabinoids for sleep disorders

When counting sheep no longer helps: insomnia is a serious problem for many people. According to an evaluation by the german Barmer health insurance fund, the number of Germans suffering from problems falling asleep or sleeping through the night increased by 111 percent from 2005 to 2017 [1]. Moreover, according to a recent study from […]

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Cannabinoids in Fibromyalgia

Chronic, strong to severe pain that often lasts for months and is difficult to classify – this is how fibromyalgia syndrome typically presents itself. The rheumatic disease causes pain in different parts of the body – mostly near joints and in muscles. Women are affected six to seven times more often than men. The disease […]

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“Today I can work normally again, despite epilepsy“ – Interview with a Cannabis Patient

Epilepsy affects about 50 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). It is one of the most common chronic neurological diseases, characterized by recurrent seizures. Christoph B. had his first epileptic seizure at the age of 13. Today, he is 100% seizure-free and no longer suffers from the severe side effects of […]

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Cannabis in arthritis and arthrosis

Rheumatic diseases – also called “rheumatism” – are a collective term for various diseases of the musculoskeletal system. In addition to joints, muscles, tendons, bones and connective tissue can also be involved. Arthrosis (joint wear and tear) means progressive destruction of joint cartilage. Arthritis (joint inflammation) often occurs in rheumatic diseases such as fibromyalgia, rheumatoid […]

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Women’s health and cannabinoids

What does cannabis have to do with women’s health? We talked to the doctor and cannabis expert of Kalapa Clinic, Mery Peña, about this interesting topic. Mery Peña has been working with the use of cannabinoids to treat various women’s conditions for many years. Kalapa: The term “women’s health” is not universally defined. Women have […]

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Cannabinoids in ADHD

ADHD and ADD* are mainly known in children and adolescents. However, the symptoms of the agonizing attention deficit disorder continue into adulthood for many of those affected – it is not uncommon for the diagnosis to be officially made only then. Some adult ADHD patients report an improvement of their symptoms when they start a […]

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What are terpenes?

Terpenes are a large group of natural and aromatic hydrocarbon compounds that can be detected in almost all plants. Although all terpenes have a common basic chemical structure, they look different and each exudes an individual aroma. Terpenes are found, for example, in flowers, resin, fruits and roots and are responsible for the characteristic odor […]

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Cannabis for eyelid spasm

In eyelid spasms, muscle spasms occur when the eyelid closes, which practically means blindness. Therapies such as medicinal elimination of the cramped muscles with Botox or surgery do not always bring success. A small Israeli double-blind study of six sufferers shows that a sublingual cannabis extract has an alleviating effect: Seizure duration decreased significantly, as […]

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How to store cannabis flowers?

Cannabis flowers are sensitive natural products. Phytocannabinoids such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) and other secondary plant compounds, especially terpenes and flavonoids, are important for the medicinal effect. These components can react with the environment under the influence of light, heat, moisture and oxygen. In addition to loss of effect, cannabis can mold if […]

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