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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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Chronic inflammatory bowel disease – Can they benefit from cannabinoids?

Chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a collective term for Crohn’s disease (MC), ulcerative colitis (CU) and a few lesser-known forms. Those affected have to struggle with persistent diarrhoea, weight loss, severe abdominal pain and loss of performance. The suffering is often enormous. Studies show that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) can alleviate the symptoms […]

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Cannabinoide for anorexia and cachexia

Serious diseases such as cancer, chronic infections or autoimmune diseases deplete the body and cause weight loss. Therefore experts also speak of consumptive diseases. Medical cannabis is known for its appetite-increasing effect. Studies show that cannabinoids can be an important option in the treatment of anorexia and cachexia in cancer and HIV patients. Cachexia and […]

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Cannabinoids for spasticity

Patients with neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS) or cerebral palsy often suffer from spastic movement disorders. Spasticity is characterised by increased muscle tension (muscle tone) and involuntary muscle spasms. The cause is damage to motor nerve pathways of the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord) which are responsible for the voluntary movement of […]

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News: Tropical Cannabis-Based Medicines – A Novel Adjuvant Treatment for Venous Leg Ulcers

Venous leg ulcers (Ulcus crusis venosum), also known as “open leg”, are poorly healing, deep wounds on the lower leg. They occur most frequently in older chronically ill patients. In an open-label study a team of Canadian researchers found that therapy with external cannabis-based medicines in addition to compression bandages accelerated wound closure. The scientists […]

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News: THC enhances the effect of opiate-based painkillers

Opiate-based painkillers like morphine are important drugs for the treatment of severe, chronic pain. However, they can bring unpleasant side effects such as nausea and constipation. In addition, there is a risk of misuse. An American study shows that low-dose dronabinol (THC) can enhance the pain-relieving effect of hydromorphone. However, higher doses of the cannabinoid […]

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Cannabis in cancer – an overview of the state of research

Cancer – a diagnosis that causes anxiety. Medically, it is a variety of different diseases. But regardless of the type of cancer, they all have one thing in common: healthy tissue is destroyed by the uncontrolled proliferation of degenerate, malignant cells. These continue to divide and form tumours. When the cancer spreads in the body, […]

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Medical cannabis prescriptions increased in 2020

Cannabis as medicine is becoming more and more important – this is shown by the current data of the GAMSI report of the German statutory health insurance funds. According to the report, sales of cannabis-based medicines once again reached record levels of just under 165 million euros in 2020. In March 2020, sales of medicinal […]

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