Mental Health Awareness Week 2017

This May the UK celebrated Mental Health Awareness week for the 17th time, charities, organisations and members of the general public were able to come together to share information and personal stories on the subject of mental illness. The World Health Organisation defines mental health as “a state of well-being in which an in which […]

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The progress of medical cannabis for treating autism

Medical cannabis is becoming more and more popular for treating autism, a complex neurodevelopmental disease, with signs appearing within the first few years of infancy, and generally lasting a lifetime. This condition is part of a group of disorders known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The characteristics and the symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder, include […]

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The properties of terpenes in medical cannabis

Terpenes are organic, aromatic hydrocarbons that can be found in thousands of plants around the world. They are part of the alkenes, alcohol, esters and ethers families. If these compounds are known, it is mainly because they are responsible for the smell and the taste of plants. Most of the plants will synthesize and release […]

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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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