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 effects of medical cannabis in diabetes

Over the last few decades a continuous increase of studies have been, and are currently, being carried out regarding the effects of cannabis in different health conditions.  Several studies have shown that there are potential positive effects of medical cannabis in diabetes, however, further research is still being carried out to investigate its full [...]

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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The effect of medical cannabis on sleep cycles

Cannabis, which is one of the oldest vegetable sources of food and textile fibres, has been an integral part of the culture of many ancient civilizations[1]. Also used for its therapeutic properties for thousands of years, this plant has attracted the attention of the scientific community, which has multiplied its research in recent decades [...]

What is the current legal framework of medical cannabis in France?

Should cannabis be legalized? The issue has never been more topical. In April 2019, the French Observatory for Drugs and Drug Addiction published a survey conducted at the end of 2018: 45% of French people "agree for the legalization of cannabis" and 91% believe that "cannabis consumption could be prescribed by doctors for certain serious [...]

Medical Cannabis and Blood Donation

Are you a medical cannabis patient with a long standing commitment to blood donation? Perhaps you’re concerned that taking cannabis, albeit for medical purposes, will stop you from giving back to society through giving blood. In this article we’re going to put your fears to rest and explain why cannabis and blood donation are [...]

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 [...]

CBD clinical trial gives hope for newborn babies with brain damage

Every year, over a million newborn babies worldwide die or are left with severe disabilities as a result of severe brain damage caused by a lack of oxygen. Recently, hospitals in Spain and the UK are participating in the first ever clinical trial using CBD as a way to increase survival rates in this [...]

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