cannabis medicinal

The effect of medical cannabis on sleep cycles

Cannabis, which is one of the oldest vegetable sources of food and textile fibres, has been an integral part of the culture of many ancient civilizations[1]. Also used for its therapeutic properties for thousands of years, this plant has attracted the attention of the scientific community, which has multiplied its research in recent decades [...]

CBD For Depression

A quarter of the population in Europe will experience depression at some point in their lifetime. For those with moderate to heavy depression, antidepressants may be necessary. Unfortunately, current medication doesn’t always improve symptoms and patients can be left without any further treatment options. Thus, the hunt is on for a new type of antidepressant [...]

Medical Cannabis and Blood Donation

Are you a medical cannabis patient with a long standing commitment to blood donation? Perhaps you’re concerned that taking cannabis, albeit for medical purposes, will stop you from giving back to society through giving blood. In this article we’re going to put your fears to rest and explain why cannabis and blood donation are [...]

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 [...]

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