Bipolar disorder and medical cannabis

Bipolar disorder is a frequently occurring psychiatric illness classified as an affective disorder. It is characterized by depressive and manic mood swings. There are either manic phases with an exaggerated euphoria, in which sufferers are euphoric, overactive or irritable, or depressive phases. Both phases can range in their degree of severity. Only in rare cases [...]

Medical cannabis therapy for asthma

According to the Global Asthma Report 2018, more than 339 million people worldwide suffer from bronchial asthma. About 250,000 people die of this chronic disease, although this could be avoided by adequate therapy. Studies on the therapeutic potential of cannabis as a medicine for respiratory diseases have been going on since the 1970s. It [...]

Breast cancer: What Cannabinoids Can Do

Breast cancer, also known medically as breast carcinoma, is a malignant tumour in the breast. It is by far the most common form of cancer in women. In Germany, statistically one in eight women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime. It is the most frequent cause of death by cancer in the female population. [...]

Understanding Cannabinoids’ Psychoactive and Psychotropic Effects

In recent years, there has been a growing medical interest in cannabis plants in order to further understand the whole composition and the effects that each substance can produce in our bodies.  So far, the most studied cannabinoids are THC and CBD, but they are just two of the thousands of compounds found in [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Parkinson’s disease: Treatment with medical cannabis

Parkinson's disease (idiopathic Parkinson syndrome) is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer's disease. According to the German Parkinson Association, approximately 1% of people over 60 years of age in Germany are affected. However, the onset of the disease is usually preceded by decades of changes in the body. The risk of contracting [...]

Acne – can medical cannabis help?

Pimples and blackheads are familiar to most young people. Acne is the most common skin disease worldwide: about 85% of people suffer from it at some point in their lives. In more than half of them the skin disease only has a slight course. However, 40% of those affected experience such severe symptoms that they [...]

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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 [...]

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