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 [...]

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 [...]

Autism: would medical cannabis help?

Autism is a neurological developmental disorder. Experts often refer to it as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), as there are different forms of the disorder. Medical cannabis could be an option to relieve accompanying symptoms such as sleep disorders, anxiety or anger. What is autism spectrum disorder? Doctors distinguish ASDs between early childhood autism (Kanner syndrome), [...]

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The use of medical cannabis in COVID-19

In the past weeks the question has been raised in social media and news sites whether the use of medical cannabis for the lung disease, COVID-19, can have medicinal benefits. Indeed, research is currently pursuing interesting approaches. What is COVID-19? COVID-19 is the name given to the lung disease caused by the coronavirus Sars-CoV-2. [...]

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Cannabigerol, a cannabinoid with antibiotic potential

It is well known that antibiotic resistance is a priority health concern worldwide. A search for alternative therapies is necessary, but could the search be finally over?  A recent study has revealed the antibiotic potential from cannabigerol (CBG). Antibiotic resistance: a worldwide problem Antimicrobial-resistant organisms have spread all over the world and has sometimes [...]

Medicinal benefits of Cannabichromene

Cannabinoids are the naturally occurring chemical compounds found in cannabis plants. Currently, there are over 180 classified cannabinoids, and perhaps more to be discovered as studies continue to reveal the complex molecular structures of cannabis. Today we want to talk about the medicinal benefits of Cannabichromene, also known as CBC. What are cannabinoids? Cannabinoids [...]

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Hemp, cannabis, marijuana: What are the differences?

Cannabis, hemp, marijuana, hashish, grass, weed - there are many terms used for cannabis plants. Although many of them are not relevant for medical use, it is important to know and be able to distinguish the differences. What is the difference between cannabis and hemp? Hemp is a plant species that belongs to the hemp [...]

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Medical cannabis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Charcot's disease, is a fatal neurodegenerative disease characterized by progressive muscle paralysis of the muscles involved in muscle movement such as the legs, arms, in breathing, swallowing and speaking. However, cognitive and sensory functions are not affected. This disease, which is mainly sporadic (a disease that affects individuals [...]

The effects of cannabis: is it dangerous?

Cannabis can be used for recreational purposes, but it is highly used for its medicinal properties too. However, ‘cannabis overdose’ or the adverse effects of cannabis can be an argued topic given that different people, even professionals, may have different views on this, or it can be completely subjective to the person on how [...]

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