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 [...]

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 [...]

The endocannabinoid system in the reproductive systems

There have been several researches carried out on finding the role of the endocannabinoid system in the reproductive systems.  It has been found that the endocannabinoid system is in fact crucial for a healthy and fertile reproductive system in both male and females.  To date, the ECS is considered a master system deeply involved [...]

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 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 [...]

CBD for muscle recovery after sport

People's health can be maintained and promoted through many things. Sport is an important part of this. Indeed, physical exercise plays a major role in maintaining health, especially in relation to the muscles. It is well known that muscle recovery after sport plays an important role in the process of muscle building. Cannabidiol (CBD) [...]

Medical Cannabis for Epidermolysis Bullosa

Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) is a skin disorder characterized by skin fragility, also known as “onion skin”. However, the disease can manifest to many different organ systems. Therefore, children with EB may have life-long multidisciplinary management, relying on dermatologist, cardiologist, haematologist/oncologist, nephrologist, dentists, ophthalmologist, nutritional specialist, paediatric speech and language therapist, neurologist, pain specialists, psychologist, social [...]

The use of medical Cannabis to treat osteoarthritis and arthritis

Osteoarthritis or chronic degenerative arthropathy is a degeneration of the cartilage of the joints without inflammation or infection. In the joint, the cartilage cracks and disappears, this is followed by bone growths that interfere with movement. It´s a very frequent alteration, 85% of people older than 70 years old are affected by this condition. It [...]

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