The Role of the Endocannabinoid System in Managing Stress and Anxiety

Introduction to the Endocannabinoid System The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a sophisticated cell-signaling network that plays a pivotal role in maintaining homeostasis within the body. Discovered in the early 1990s, the ECS is integral in regulating various physiological processes, including mood, memory, appetite, and pain perception. The ECS consists of three primary components: The ECS’s […]

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News: Inhaled CBD inhibits tumor growth in lung cancer

Lung cancer (bronchial carcinoma) is not only one of the most common cancers worldwide – lung cancer also carries the highest risk of dying from cancer. Despite significant improvements in the treatment of lung cancer, current therapeutic interventions are only partially effective, making the search for treatment alternatives important. A new study in mice suggests […]

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Cannabis in addictive disorders

Cannabis in addictive disorders

Cannabis is the most popular illegal drug. Some experts argue that cannabis as a gateway drug leads to the use of other drugs. In contrast, more and more studies show that cannabinoids can assist as an “exit drug” for addiction disorders. According to clinical studies, CBD can assist with nicotine, opioid, and cannabis withdrawal. Current […]

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Cannabinoids for depression and anxiety

Clinical depression and anxiety disorders are among the most serious health problems worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that about five percent of the world’s adult population suffers from depression – women are affected more frequently than men [1]. This number increases many times over if affected children and adolescents are included, as well […]

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“Dosage forms must be chosen sensitively and individually”

Interview with pharmacist Alexander Daske (Part 2) In cannabis therapy, oral therapy and inhalative therapy via vaporizer are opposed to each other. Both dosage forms have different areas of application, and both have their justification – depending on the symptoms, patient status and therapy goal. Alexander Daske, cannabis expert and pharmacist at Collini Apotheke in […]

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Cannabinoids for chronic pain

When physical pain won’t stop: According to the German Pain League, at least 23 million people in Germany suffer from chronic pain [1]. This makes pain disorders one of the most common, widespread diseases, along with cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. Even more concerning is the fact that a large proportion of pain patients receive inadequate […]

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Full spectrum – therapeutic benefits

Medical cannabis contains more than 100 phytocannabinoids, the best known being the psychotropic tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and the non-psychotropic cannabidiol (CBD). However, the more than 500 plant constituents also include other biologically active substances, especially terpenes and flavonoids. Numerous studies and experiences of many cannabis patients show that preparations from the whole cannabis plant, so-called full-spectrum […]

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