cannabis medicinal

Sativa and Indica: Which Is Best For My Illness?

For anyone new to the world of medical cannabis, understanding the plant and how it affects the body can feel overwhelming. Not only does cannabis contain over 400 molecules including cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids, then there are inumerable strains with exotic names such as Sour Diesel, Amnesia, and Afghan Kush. Throw into the mix two [...]

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 [...]

CBD in epilepsy reduces early onset forms of the disease

Epilepsy is one of the most common neurologic problems around the world. Talking about the word “epilepsy” encompasses a number of different syndromes whose main feature is a tendency to recurrent unprovoked seizures (two or more).[1] What are the current causes of epilepsy? Epilepsy occurs as a result of the following causes[2] Idiopathic (unknown origin) [...]

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 [...]

CBG: a cannabinoid still little-known but promising

Cannabigerol (CBG) is one of more than 150 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. However, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabinol (CBN) are the most studied ones. The cannabigerolic acid (CBGa) derives from an olivetolic acid (which is a conjugate acid of an olivetolate). During the growth of the cannabis plant, the CBGa or CBG in [...]

Issues When Researching Medical Cannabis

The only way we can know the true medical benefits of the marijuana plant and its compounds is by conducting extensive research. Like with any new drug, it is imperative that every aspect of it will be studied in order to have a complete understanding of the effects it has on different pathologies. We need [...]

Canada legalises Cannabis

On the 17th of October, Canada became the second country worldwide, after Uruguay, to legalise cannabis. The legislature allows its open selling to the public but this one is regulated differently depending on the region. In some cases, its growing is allowed, but there exist cases, like Quebec and Manitoba, where growing the plant is [...]

Patients receiving medical cannabis and the question of driving

More and more countries around the world are legalizing medical cannabis. As a result, the number of patients who are being treated with medical cannabis is also rising. One issue, that in course of this, is increasingly discussed, is whether patients should be allowed to drive on public roads after taking medical cannabis. In Germany for [...]

New findings on the effect of cannabis on HIV

The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) affects about 36 million people worldwide. The disease, which is transferred by contact with body fluids (e.g. blood, sperm and vaginal secretion), shows the destruction of the cells of the immune system. Since the discovery in the 1980s, there have been about 35 million people that died. The fact that [...]

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