Medical cannabis therapy for asthma

According to the Global Asthma Report 2018, more than 339 million people worldwide suffer from bronchial asthma. About 250,000 people die of this chronic disease, although this could be avoided by adequate therapy. Studies on the therapeutic potential of cannabis as a medicine for respiratory diseases have been going on since the 1970s. It [...]

The effects of cannabis: is it dangerous?

Cannabis can be used for recreational purposes, but it is highly used for its medicinal properties too. However, ‘cannabis overdose’ or the adverse effects of cannabis can be an argued topic given that different people, even professionals, may have different views on this, or it can be completely subjective to the person on how [...]

Flavonoids in medicinal cannabis

Flavonoids are components from any type of plant. They have been found to contain certain medicinal properties and are important to reach the “entourage effect” from medicinal cannabis products, which mean that the combination of both could enhance the beneficial effects. What are flavonoids? Flavonoids can be  comprised of more than 10,000 structures and is [...]

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Understanding the endocannabinoid system to treat obesity

Over the last decades, obesity has turned into a major public health issue, since excess weight gain causes an increased risk for various chronic diseases including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, musculoskeletal disorders or some cancers. Prevalence of obesity in adults, children and adolescents has become an important worldwide health problem. As stated by the World [...]

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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Cannabis could prevent the development of a fatty liver in HIV-HCV co-infected patients

Hepatitis C is found in those affected by a liver inflammation caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), on the other hand, is a virus that attacks the immune system of the affected person and can cause AIDS. Both HIV and hepatitis C can be transmitted by blood. Those who [...]

Curing bone fractures with medicinal cannabis

Cannabis has been used for centuries for many different conditions. For years researchers have studied its therauetic potential for diseases such as Parkinson's, cancer and multiple sclerosis, among many others. This has been made possible by the fact that many countries have changed their legislation to be in favour of medicinal cannabis, thus enabling them [...]

Benefits of Cannabinoids for Epileptic Patients

The benefits of cannabis are evident in a large number of conditions. Epilepsy is one of the diseases that can be treated with cannabinoids. There are cases all over the world of people who have had their epilepsy treated with medical cannabis. Experts from around the world are currently investigating how medical cannabis can improve [...]

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The consumption of medical cannabis in the sporting world

Using any type of drug in professional sport goes against the laws of the World Anti-Doping Code. In this sense, cannabis is considered a drug; if an athlete consumes cannabis, it would be seen as a violation of the sporting regulations. But what about using medical cannabis in the sporting world and for medical purposes? [...]

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