medical cannabis

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 [...]

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 [...]

Sativa and Indica: Which Is Best For My Illness?

For anyone new to the world of medical cannabis, understanding the plant and how it affects the body can feel overwhelming. Not only does cannabis contain over 400 molecules including cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids, then there are inumerable strains with exotic names such as Sour Diesel, Amnesia, and Afghan Kush. Throw into the mix two [...]

Cannabinoids as neuroprotectants

The discovery of the endogenous cannabinoid system set up the basis of an intense research into the therapeutic potentials of cannabinoids, in a variety of neurological-related disorders, such as gliomas, cerebral ischemia, multiple sclerosis, and so on.[1] In fact, this is exactly the main focus of this article, trying to examine possible involvements of the [...]

New studies confirm efficacy of cannabis in breast cancer

Nowadays, medical cannabis is quickly gaining more interest from many people with different diseases. But does cannabis also help with breast cancer? Breast cancer is one of the most common causes of death among women. Early diagnosis and the development of new therapies have significantly improved the prognosis, but many patients have congenital or [...]

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