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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World Cancer Day: What can medical cannabis do against cancer?

Every year on February 4, we celebrate World Cancer Day. An annual event created by the International Union Against Cancer (UICC) in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise awareness about the world's leading cause of death, cancer. The latest report published in 2018 by the International Agency for Research on Cancer [...]

How cannabinoids impact vision?

Vision, such as many functions of the body, is partly regulated by the endocannabinoid system. It is worth understanding the whole mechanism to take advantage of medical cannabis. Vision is partially regulated by the endocannabinoid system The light penetrates the eye through the anterior eye structure. It reaches photoreceptors located on the surface of the [...]

THC and CBD – What’s The Difference between these cannabinoids?

I remember when I first entered the world of medical cannabis. I could barely pronounce the word cannabinoid, let alone know the difference between two of its main constituents, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). But if one is to have a good chance of enjoying the therapeutic benefits of the cannabis plant, it’s important [...]

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Cannabinoids as neuroprotectants

The discovery of the endogenous cannabinoid system set up the basis of an intense research into the therapeutic potentials of cannabinoids, in a variety of neurological-related disorders, such as gliomas, cerebral ischemia, multiple sclerosis, and so on.[1] In fact, this is exactly the main focus of this article, trying to examine possible involvements of the [...]

New studies confirm efficacy of cannabis in breast cancer

Nowadays, medical cannabis is quickly gaining more interest from many people with different diseases. But does cannabis also help with breast cancer? Breast cancer is one of the most common causes of death among women. Early diagnosis and the development of new therapies have significantly improved the prognosis, but many patients have congenital or [...]

Cannabis may reduce hospital mortality after a heart attack

Acute myocardial infarction (AMI), commonly known as a heart attack, happens when blood flow stops or diminishes to a part of the heart muscle, causing damage. Symptoms include heartburn feeling, cold sweat, feeling faint, nausea, feeling tired, shortness of breath and discomfort running into the jaw, back, neck, shoulder or arm. Chest pain in [...]

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Cannabinoids for Refractory Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

The Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental disorder marked by anxiety or distress, characterized by the presence of persistent thoughts (better known as obsessions). These recurrent thoughts are suppressed by new ones or actions, known as compulsions (acts performed in response to the obsession). The compulsions aim at preventing the anxiety or distress[1] The word [...]

Current European Legal Framework concerning the use of Medical Cannabis

The Cannabis industry has gone through some changes during the last few months, shaping, step by step, the way in which we understand the use of medical cannabis and fighting against the remaining prejudice towards this natural alternative. From new scientific discoveries to the patients’ necessity to access this alternative treatment, governments have seen themselves [...]

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