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 [...]

How cannabinoids impact vision?

Vision, such as many functions of the body, is partly regulated by the endocannabinoid system. It is worth understanding the whole mechanism to take advantage of medical cannabis. Vision is partially regulated by the endocannabinoid system The light penetrates the eye through the anterior eye structure. It reaches photoreceptors located on the surface of the [...]

CBD could be used to reduce antibiotic resistance

Bacteria are single-celled organisms. Some are naturally present inside the body and contribute to its functionality. Antibiotics are drugs which are meant to fight bacterial infections. However, bacteria can develop resistance to the drug designed to kill them: this is called antibiotic resistance and it represents a serious issue, as illnesses that used to [...]

THC and CBD – What’s The Difference between these cannabinoids?

I remember when I first entered the world of medical cannabis. I could barely pronounce the word cannabinoid, let alone know the difference between two of its main constituents, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). But if one is to have a good chance of enjoying the therapeutic benefits of the cannabis plant, it’s important [...]

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The Cannabis Market

Cannabis is no longer just about therapeutics. It is a whole cannabis market with a bright future ahead. Cannabis, Hemp, Marijuana… What is what? Hemp and marijuana are two varieties of Cannabis sativa. In US law, the main differences lie in their chemical composition – they both contain cannabidiol (CBD) but hemp does not [...]

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CBD For Lung Cancer – What We Know So Far

Lung cancer, the most common cause of cancer death worldwide, can be a difficult cancer to treat. Billions of Euros are spent every year researching new cancer treatments that will potentially improve survival rates. Among the front runners are cannabinoids, special compounds found in the cannabis plant, which are known to have antitumoral properties. [...]

Medical Cannabis in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) treatments

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common disease that affects or aggravates the functioning of the colon or large intestine of a person. The most common symptoms that accompany this syndrome are diarrhea or constipation, abdominal pain, gas, and cramping. Despite causing great discomfort, IBS doesn’t lead to more serious conditions, such as colon [...]

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 [...]

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