Cannabis topical products: What are they and how are they used?

Topicals are an alternative way of administering cannabis without having to smoke. A wide variety of cannabis products exist today, such as topical creams, lotions, oils and balms. These types of products are only for external use and should be massaged into the skin or mucous membranes. Topical cannabis products are becoming increasingly popular for […]

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Medical cannabis studies at Oxford University

Oxford University, one of the oldest and prestigious institutes in the United Kingdom for higher education, recently announced that it will be launching a medical cannabis studies program. The programme is going to cost approximately 10 million pounds and is aiming to isolate the positive effects of cannabis in order to create new cannabinoid treatments for […]

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Researching medical cannabis in Israel

It was in Israel where Raphael Machoulam isolated THC for the first time. Since then research on medical cannabis has led the country to becoming a pioneer for the use of cannabis, particularly through their extensive scientific research and clinical trials dedicated to the plant. After several decades of research, the country’s main objective is […]

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Why are synthetic cannabinoids dangerous?

In one of our first blog posts we spoke about the different types of cannabinoids. Today we would like to focus on synthetic cannabinoids; they are designed in laboratories and do not possess any therapeutic benefits. Synthetic cannabinoids are manufactured artificially and have been catalogued by the US National Institute for Drug Abuse as a […]

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Cannabinoids as Neuroprotectors for Huntington’s disease

One of the less well known neurodegenerative diseases is Huntington’s disease. Through a mutated protein it attacks the cells of the brain. It is a hereditary disease, which usually appears in people aged around 35-45 years. About five people in every 100,000 suffer from the disease, which makes it a rare illness since it only […]

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After 10,000 scientific studies about cannabis, what stage is the research at?

Since discovering the therapeutic potential of cannabinoids in the 1970’s thousands of scientific studies about cannabis have been carried out. Around the world research on the benefits of cannabis and its components has been undertaken. Although thousands of studies have proven the therapeutic benefits of cannabis, the use of medical cannabis still remains a worldwide […]

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5 therapeutic benefits of THC

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is one of the major cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. It was discovered in the 1960’s by Raphael Mechoulam and it is probably one of the most well-known cannabinoids in the world, along with CBD. People have been medicating themselves with medical cannabis for over 3000 years. However since the 1920’s it […]

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Eating Disorders: When eating is not a pleasure

Eating is one of the great pleasures in life. At least for most people. When we eat something that we like our brain releases endorphins creating a feeling of euphoria. However, for some people eating means fear and anxiety. These are what are referred to eating disorders. An eating disorder does not have to be […]

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Do you suffer from sleep disorders?

Sleeping is one of the most important things in our lives, we would be more likely to die from lack of sleep than from lack of food. Experts suggest that we should sleep for about 6-8 hours every night, anything less than that can pose potential health risks. However thousands of people across the globe […]

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Alleviating stress with medical cannabis

Issues such as studying, working, living in a different place and economic problems can cause us stress and can further develop it into a chronic condition. So how do you relieve stress? Many peoples first choice is to medicate themselves with over the counter or prescription drugs. They do not think about the side effects […]

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