The Role of the Endocannabinoid System in Managing Stress and Anxiety

Introduction to the Endocannabinoid System The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a sophisticated cell-signaling network that plays a pivotal role in maintaining homeostasis within the body. Discovered in the early 1990s, the ECS is integral in regulating various physiological processes, including mood, memory, appetite, and pain perception. The ECS consists of three primary components: The ECS’s […]

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PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and cannabis

Extreme experiences such as accidents, life-threatening illnesses, war, rape or natural disasters can result in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Flashbacks, nightmares, constant tension and other symptoms such as anxiety, sleep disorders and fatigue determine the daily life of patients. Since those affected often avoid situations and places that remind them of the trauma, many live […]

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News: Inhaled CBD inhibits tumor growth in lung cancer

Lung cancer (bronchial carcinoma) is not only one of the most common cancers worldwide – lung cancer also carries the highest risk of dying from cancer. Despite significant improvements in the treatment of lung cancer, current therapeutic interventions are only partially effective, making the search for treatment alternatives important. A new study in mice suggests […]

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Cannabis in addictive disorders

Cannabis in addictive disorders

Cannabis is the most popular illegal drug. Some experts argue that cannabis as a gateway drug leads to the use of other drugs. In contrast, more and more studies show that cannabinoids can assist as an “exit drug” for addiction disorders. According to clinical studies, CBD can assist with nicotine, opioid, and cannabis withdrawal. Current […]

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Cannabinoids in IBD

Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), such as Crohn’s disease (MC), ulcerative colitis (CU), and some lesser-known forms, impose an immense burden on sufferers in terms of daily life and life satisfaction. The incidence of IBD is also steadily increasing, with the number of people affected worldwide rising from 3.7 million in 1990 to 6.8 million in […]

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Cannabinoids for depression and anxiety

Clinical depression and anxiety disorders are among the most serious health problems worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that about five percent of the world’s adult population suffers from depression – women are affected more frequently than men [1]. This number increases many times over if affected children and adolescents are included, as well […]

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Cannabinoids for chronic pain

When physical pain won’t stop: According to the German Pain League, at least 23 million people in Germany suffer from chronic pain [1]. This makes pain disorders one of the most common, widespread diseases, along with cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. Even more concerning is the fact that a large proportion of pain patients receive inadequate […]

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“We treat with cannabis not by indication, but by symptomatology”

Interview with pharmacist Alexander Daske (Part 1) Seriously ill people can benefit from Add-on therapy with cannabinoids: When concomitant symptoms improve, the quality of life of those affected increases. Some doctors have specialized in therapy with cannabinoids. But how do inexperienced physicians get started with this highly individualized therapy? What needs to be taken into […]

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