Bipolar disorder and medical cannabis

Bipolar disorder is a frequently occurring psychiatric illness classified as an affective disorder. It is characterized by depressive and manic mood swings. There are either manic phases with an exaggerated euphoria, in which sufferers are euphoric, overactive or irritable, or depressive phases. Both phases can range in their degree of severity. Only in rare cases [...]

Understanding Cannabinoids’ Psychoactive and Psychotropic Effects

In recent years, there has been a growing medical interest in cannabis plants in order to further understand the whole composition and the effects that each substance can produce in our bodies.  So far, the most studied cannabinoids are THC and CBD, but they are just two of the thousands of compounds found in [...]

ADHS: Are cannabinoids beneficial?

Attention deficit hyperactivity syndrome (ADHD) causes considerable stress for the children and adolescents affected, their families as well as their social environment. The disorder often persists into adulthood. Many adult ADHD patients report that cannabis therapy helps them to cope better with everyday life, as the treatment makes them more concentrated, calmer and more focused. [...]

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Dravet Syndrome: Help with medical cannabis

Dravet syndrome is a rare and severe form of epilepsy that develops in children. The disease is very difficult to treat, as antiepileptic drugs usually do not show sufficient improvement. However, studies have shown that CBD can reduce and reduce seizures. It also seems to increase the life expectancy of those affected and help [...]

Effectiveness of cannabinoids against sleep disorders

On March 13th, the 20th edition of World Sleep Day was celebrated. An annual event organized by the World Sleep Day Committee of World Sleep Society whose objective is to inform and raise awareness among the general public about the importance of sleep and the risks related to its neglect. Under the theme Better [...]

The endocannabinoid system in the skin

The skin is a vital organ that is not only an external defence barrier but also an agent implied in body functioning. When we talk about the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in the skin we mean that regulates many of its functions. As a result, cannabinoids can influence skin biology, as scientific research supports, and [...]

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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 [...]

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