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Rick Simpson Oil: “the cure for cancer”

Concentrated cannabis extracts, also known as cannabis oils due to their viscous and sticky look, are always more popular between self-medicated patients, that sometimes claim it as a “cancer cure”. Generally, cannabis oils manufacturing methods are quite simple and don’t require specific equipment. In this field, the most known example of this kind of products [...]

Can cannabinoids treat the Hepatitis C virus?

Hepatitis C Virus or HCV is a virus that attacks liver cells and causes both acute and chronic inflammation of the liver. About 15-45% of the patients spontaneously clear the virus within half of a year of infection without any medicine. The remaining will develop chronic HCV infection and after 20 years post-infection, the risk [...]

The effects of CBD and THC on weight loss

Why is it that people who consume marijuana regularly, "stoners", are always portrayed as skinny even though smoking marijuana is known to increase ones appetite, normally known as "the munchies"?[1] It is a stereotype however there are some truths behind it. On average, people who consume marijuana regularly have a lower BMI and a smaller [...]

Further training in medical education on medical cannabis is neglected

Medical cannabis is currently gaining importance in more and more countries. It feels as though there is not a single month that goes by in which no new country decides to legalize medical cannabis. However, the problem is that many patients are not getting medical cannabis prescribed, despite its legalization. Often doctors are not well [...]

Treating brain traumas with cannabinoids

Brain traumas can occur for a variety of reasons and cause any neurological problems from a mild concussion to a coma. Depending which part of the brain the trauma affects, the impact on the victim’s life will differ. In some brain trauma cases, cannabinoids have successfully been used to treat the after effects. Brain traumas [...]

Cannabinoids: A solution to improve mobility and motor skills?

Many illnesses cause mobility and motor skill disorders. Muscle contraction, movements, and displacement may be altered and can cause reduced mobility in the patient. On most occasions, people with mobility problems cannot move independently and require material assistance (wheelchair, crutches) or help from other people in their day-to-day life. The loss of motor skills can [...]

5 things to look out for when buying CBD oil

There have been a hand full of cases of CBD oil producers mislabelling their products, with one study[1] estimating that almost 70% of all CBD products sold online are mislabelled. This issues means that the effect of the oil may be different and this could undercut the possible medicinal and therapeutic benefits of CBD. The [...]

Can medical cannabis relieve menstrual pains?

Menstrual pains affect 90% of women in the world, depending on the severity it can sometimes be unbearable. These types of pains can be helped by the analgesic effects of medical cannabis. Although the use of medical cannabis is generally associated with the relief of chronic pain, it is necessary to analyse the effects of [...]

CBD vs Opioids

The most common and conventional painkillers that are prescribed worldwide are Opioids. They can act over four types of endogenous receptors in our body called mu (μ), delta (∂) y kappa (k). In general Opioids are a safe and effective way of reliving pain if used only in short periods of time. As opioids produce [...]

Developing a consensus about medical cannabis-based therapies

The legal status of the cannabis plant has made it difficult for studies and investigations to demonstrate its beneficial properties to treat many pathologies. This has led to a lack of scientific review on the efficiency of cannabinoid therapy for cannabinoid use compared to other modes of consumption of the Cannabis Sativa L plant. For [...]

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