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 [...]

Medical cannabis to treat anorexia nervosa

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that is characterised by excessive weight loss and an altered perception of the body. This disorder can lead to a lack of fluids, vitamins, proteins, minerals and other nutrients essential for the functioning of the body, which can be fatal. The current medical literature suggests that medical cannabis and [...]

The endocannabinoid system and endometriosis

The pain mechanism of endometriosis is complex: pain can be categorised as either nociceptive, inflammatory or neuropathic. Women who suffer from endometriosis may experience various psychological and physical effects that can be particularly painful. More and more studies have been investigating the endocannabinoid system and how it interacts with certain pathologies. This system is composed [...]

Cannabis and prescription drugs: how do they interact?

The medications or antibiotics that doctors prescribe are often made from complex chemical components that can interact with other seemingly harmful substances, like caffeine. However when combined they can cause a lot of unpleasant effects for the consumer. The use of medical cannabis has recently been legalised in a large amount of countries thanks to [...]

Cannabinoids in breast milk

The endocannabinoid system and its receptors are of great importance during prenatal development, but they are also relevant after childbirth. Not everybody is aware that there are already natural cannabinoids in breast milk and what role they play in the development of a human. In 2004, the European Journal of Pharmacology published a study that stated that all [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The benefits of using cannabis for the treatment of asthma

Being a smoker is harmful to the user’s health. But, if you are already asthmatic, smoking can increase the risks of this condition and worsen the symptoms. With this in mind, it would seem illogical to start a treatment of asthma that involves cannabis. However, the therapeutic use of cannabis can be significantly beneficial for treating [...]

5 things you should know about cannabidiol

The lack of information and knowledge about medical cannabis leads to there being a great deal of prejudice surrounding cannabis and CBD for therapeutic uses. In this article we attempt to refute the myths surrounding cannabidiol. Also known as CBD, cannabidiol is one of the most prominent cannabinoids in the Cannabis Sativa L plant. One [...]

Medical cannabis for skin conditions

Bacteria, pollution, sweat… Every day we are exposed to external factors that can have an impact on our skin. Medical cannabis offers wide range of different uses, one of which being skin care. Acne is the most common skin problem across the globe, predominantly affecting young adults aged 12-24. If untreated it can leave scarring [...]

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