Lung cancer: medical cannabis as a therapy option

Bronchial carcinoma is the most common cause of cancer death in men after prostate cancer and colon cancer and the second most common cause of cancer death in women after breast cancer and colon cancer. Medical cannabis can be used in chemo/radiation therapy to help alleviate the side effects. In addition, interesting in vitro studies [...]

ADHS: Are cannabinoids beneficial?

Attention deficit hyperactivity syndrome (ADHD) causes considerable stress for the children and adolescents affected, their families as well as their social environment. The disorder often persists into adulthood. Many adult ADHD patients report that cannabis therapy helps them to cope better with everyday life, as the treatment makes them more concentrated, calmer and more focused. [...]

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Restless Legs Syndrome: Medical cannabis as a therapy option

People with restless legs syndrome (RLS) complain of a strong urge to move their legs at night. Mostly also about tingling and aching legs. This is known as restless legs syndrome (RLS), a frequently occurring neurological disease. The study situation regarding the therapy with medical cannabis for movement disorders is not yet clear. However, the [...]

Multiple sclerosis: treatment with medical cannabis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the most common neurological diseases. It usually occurs between the ages of 20 and 40 and has a relapsing course. The symptoms are manifold. Although standard therapies can reduce the frequency and duration of relapses, common drug therapies are not free of severe side effects. Medicinal cannabis may be [...]

The difference between medical and recreational cannabis use

Cannabis is a plant that has been cultivated and used for over 5000 years. Today it is used for its medicinal properties, recreational effects and also for industrial uses. The first testimonies of its medical use are from Antiquity in Asia and in the Middle East. It was only much later, at the beginning [...]

Dravet Syndrome: Help with medical cannabis

Dravet syndrome is a rare and severe form of epilepsy that develops in children. The disease is very difficult to treat, as antiepileptic drugs usually do not show sufficient improvement. However, studies have shown that CBD can reduce and reduce seizures. It also seems to increase the life expectancy of those affected and help [...]

Medical cannabis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Charcot's disease, is a fatal neurodegenerative disease characterized by progressive muscle paralysis of the muscles involved in muscle movement such as the legs, arms, in breathing, swallowing and speaking. However, cognitive and sensory functions are not affected. This disease, which is mainly sporadic (a disease that affects individuals [...]

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 [...]

Treatment for glaucoma: can medical cannabis be useful?

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), there are more than 1 billion people living with vision impairment such as short and far sightedness, glaucoma and cataract.  In most cases, these could have easily been prevented or treated with cataracts operation, access to glasses, or access to economical health care. However, a report states that [...]

Promising results on the use of cannabis on Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptomology

Medicinal cannabis is used today for a variety of illnesses and is showing positive results.  One of the ailments that people can suffer from is post-traumatic stress disorder, which affects the mental conditions of an individual.  A few studies have investigated the use of cannabis on Post-traumatic stress disorder providing more information and knowledge on [...]

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