cannabinoids

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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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 [...]

Medical cannabis could help autistic children

Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are a class of neurodevelopmental disorders, defined by qualitative impairments in communication and social functioning, frequently accompanied by repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behavior and interest, usually notice by the parents during the first three years of their children´s life. With this article, we want to reflect on how medicinal cannabis [...]

Medical cannabis as a treatment for psychosis

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, psychosis is used to describe conditions that affect the mind. During an episode of psychosis, a person´s thoughts may have trouble understanding what is real and what is not. Psychosis: symptoms, causes and treatment with medical cannabis Symptoms include delusion, hallucinations, nonsense speech, social withdrawal, lack of [...]

New studies on cannabinoids fighting bipolar disorder

By definition, a Bipolar Disorder is an illness that causes an abnormal variation in someone’s mood: alternating periods of excitement (mania or in its less severe form of hypomania), depression, and average humour (normothymia). These phases are out of proportion and can reach incredible and uncontrollable intensities. Even today, researchers still have difficulty explaining the [...]

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