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Legal Framework in the UK regarding use of Medical Cannabis

During the last year 2018, the legislation surrounding therapeutic Cannabis in the UK was in constant change, due to the need to help patients suffering from severe intractable epilepsy. Besides, Canada became the second country worldwide, after Uruguay, to legalise medical cannabis programs. What has triggered the legal modifications in the UK? The British online [...]

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 [...]

Is medical cannabis useful for treating Dravet Syndrome?

We have previously spoken about medicinal cannabis and epilepsy. This post aims to address the use of medicinal cannabis to treat Dravet syndrome, a form of severe epilepsy. Symptoms can start to appear in infants below the age of one meaning Dravet syndrome affects the growth of the sufferer. People diagnosed with this disease can also suffer [...]

Medical cannabis could replace other drugs harmful to people

The cannabis plant has been known for complementing the effects of traditional drugs. It has also been shown that it can reduce the dose of other drugs being consumed that, after prolonged consumption, can be detrimental to the health of patients. In spite of this, it is still difficult to say that they can substitute [...]

6 types of pain that can be treated with medical cannabis

It has been confirmed that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are two components of the cannabis plant that bring about the most health benefits. The studies published to date have shown that many types of pain that exist can be treated with medical cannabis. There are therefore more and more countries that want to change [...]

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 [...]

5 cannabinoids that are not as well known

Apart from CBD, THC or even CBC, there are other cannabinoids that are not as well-known, but that also possess interesting therapeutic benefits. In this post we will talk about the other components of the plant. THCv – Tetrahydrocannabivarin THCv acts together with cannabis, however it does not possess any psychoactive properties unlike THC. Among [...]

Cannabinoid treatment to relieve headaches

Headaches are one of the most common pains that people experience. But for some individuals, what may be an occasional nuisance, for others can become a chronic disorder or condition, which occurs frequently and requires treatment in order to alleviate symptoms. Cannabinoid treatments have the ability to help those who experience frequent headaches. There are [...]

What role do cannabinoids play in treating depression?

Everybody experiences some periods of sadness and despair at some point throughout their lives, but these feelings often subside after a few hours or days, it is simply an inevitable and unavoidable part of being human. However, if these “low points” are happening for an extended period of times, you may be suffering from depression. [...]

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