Understanding Cannabinoids’ Psychoactive and Psychotropic Effects

In recent years, there has been a growing medical interest in cannabis plants in order to further understand the whole composition and the effects that each substance can produce in our bodies.  So far, the most studied cannabinoids are THC and CBD, but they are just two of the thousands of compounds found in [...]

Lung cancer: medical cannabis as a therapy option

Bronchial carcinoma is the most common cause of cancer death in men after prostate cancer and colon cancer and the second most common cause of cancer death in women after breast cancer and colon cancer. Medical cannabis can be used in chemo/radiation therapy to help alleviate the side effects. In addition, interesting in vitro studies [...]

ADHS: Are cannabinoids beneficial?

Attention deficit hyperactivity syndrome (ADHD) causes considerable stress for the children and adolescents affected, their families as well as their social environment. The disorder often persists into adulthood. Many adult ADHD patients report that cannabis therapy helps them to cope better with everyday life, as the treatment makes them more concentrated, calmer and more focused. [...]

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Restless Legs Syndrome: Medical cannabis as a therapy option

People with restless legs syndrome (RLS) complain of a strong urge to move their legs at night. Mostly also about tingling and aching legs. This is known as restless legs syndrome (RLS), a frequently occurring neurological disease. The study situation regarding the therapy with medical cannabis for movement disorders is not yet clear. However, the [...]

Multiple sclerosis: treatment with medical cannabis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the most common neurological diseases. It usually occurs between the ages of 20 and 40 and has a relapsing course. The symptoms are manifold. Although standard therapies can reduce the frequency and duration of relapses, common drug therapies are not free of severe side effects. Medicinal cannabis may be [...]

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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