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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 most [...]

The DEA includes a cannabidiol-based medicine in the Controlled Substances Act

On Thursday 27th of September, Epidiolex became the first cannabidiol-based substance placed under Schedule V of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) by the Department of Justice and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). This was the consequence of a large, controlled and successful clinical trial that led the DEA to accept the medical application of this CBD-based [...]

Controlled Therapies: what they are and their benefits

Why Controlled Therapies are effective and efficient in the field of medicinal cannabis? We can tell you more about it at Kalapa Clinic, experts in providing cannabinoids treatment with controlled therapies. 

Issues When Researching Medical Cannabis

The only way we can know the true medical benefits of the marijuana plant and its compounds is by conducting extensive research. Like with any new drug, it is imperative that every aspect of it will be studied in order to have a complete understanding of the effects it has on different pathologies. We need [...]

Health effects of medical cannabis

The use of medical cannabis is gaining more and more support from different countries across the world. As the number of states approving the use of therapeutic cannabis increases it is becoming easier for scientists to carry out research into the health effects of marijuana. On the other hand, the situation is more complicated in the [...]

Choosing between therapeutic cannabis and opiates to treat chronic pain

Chronic pain is a condition that is difficult to treat. The areas of the body that it affects and its origin can vary from person to person. In the recent years people have been treating themselves with opiates. These drugs are very effective, but can lead to a long-term dependence, which is partly due to [...]

Why are synthetic cannabinoids so dangerous?

40 years ago research began on the creation of synthetic cannabinoids to evluate their possible clinical use for diseases like multiple sclerosis and HIV/AIDS, as well as a palliative for people with cancer who are going through chemotherapy. The research was led by John Huffman and over the course of 20 years Huffman and his [...]

Clinical trials with Medicinal Cannabis for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

The term Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is used to describe two different conditions: Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Both are long-term conditions that cause chronic inflammation in the intestine that can result in severe damage to internal organs. While ulcerative colitis only affects the large intestine and anus, Crohn's disease can occur in any part [...]

Can therapeutic cannabis substitute conventional pharmaceuticals?

The reforms in the legislations of several countries regarding the consumption of therapeutic cannabis have caused changes in people’s perceptions and acceptance of the value of the plant as an alternative therapy. This change is especially important in some states in the US, as doctors have already started prescribing therapeutic cannabis instead of other medications for [...]

Cann10 of Israel: the present and the future of medicinal cannabis

On the 10th of June 2017 the CANN10 was held in Israel, an international congress on medicinal cannabis. This is the second conference in six months that has been organized regarding this issue in the country. Before that they also held the CannaTech. The hosting of these congresses reveals once again that, with regards to [...]

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