Alzheimer’s disease and medical cannabis

The neurodegenerative Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, which usually occurs in people over the age of 65. About 24 million people worldwide suffer from this disease, which is named after the physician Alois Alzheimer. He first described the disease in 1906. Alzheimer's: What happens in the brain? In Alzheimer's patients, nerve [...]

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 [...]

Can cannabinoids help people struggling with drug addiction?

In a 2015 review of Cannabidiol as an Intervention for Addictive Behaviours drug addiction was described as ‘a chronically relapsing disorder characterized by the compulsive desire to use drugs and a loss of control over consumption’.[1] The things most commonly associated with addiction are drugs, nicotine, alcohol and gambling, but really you can become addicted [...]

Developing a consensus about medical cannabis-based therapies

The legal status of the cannabis plant has made it difficult for studies and investigations to demonstrate its beneficial properties to treat many pathologies. This has led to a lack of scientific review on the efficiency of cannabinoid therapy for cannabinoid use compared to other modes of consumption of the Cannabis Sativa L plant. For [...]

The effects of the endocannabinoid system on the gut

The endocannabinoid system is a neurotransmission system found in the many different zones and tissues of the human body as well as in the majority of other mammals. Cannabinoid receptors are what make up the vast majority of the endocannabinoid system, they are responsible for regulating various metabolic processes and which are essential for the [...]

The endocannabinoid system and endometriosis

The pain mechanism of endometriosis is complex: pain can be categorised as either nociceptive, inflammatory or neuropathic. Women who suffer from endometriosis may experience various psychological and physical effects that can be particularly painful. More and more studies have been investigating the endocannabinoid system and how it interacts with certain pathologies. This system is composed [...]

Medical cannabis studies at Oxford University

Oxford University, one of the oldest and prestigious institutes in the United Kingdom for higher education, recently announced that it will be launching a medical cannabis studies program. The programme is going to cost approximately 10 million pounds and is aiming to isolate the positive effects of cannabis in order to create new cannabinoid treatments for [...]

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