The Role of Medical Cannabis in Managing Incontinence 

World Continence Week, celebrated annually in June, brings attention to the often overlooked but significant issue of incontinence. This global initiative aims to raise awareness about the impact of incontinence on individuals’ lives and promotes education, support, and research to improve the management of this condition. Incontinence, the involuntary loss of bladder control, affects millions […]

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PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and cannabis

Extreme experiences such as accidents, life-threatening illnesses, war, rape or natural disasters can result in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Flashbacks, nightmares, constant tension and other symptoms such as anxiety, sleep disorders and fatigue determine the daily life of patients. Since those affected often avoid situations and places that remind them of the trauma, many live […]

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Cannabis in addictive disorders

Cannabis in addictive disorders

Cannabis is the most popular illegal drug. Some experts argue that cannabis as a gateway drug leads to the use of other drugs. In contrast, more and more studies show that cannabinoids can assist as an “exit drug” for addiction disorders. According to clinical studies, CBD can assist with nicotine, opioid, and cannabis withdrawal. Current […]

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Cannabinoids in IBD

Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), such as Crohn’s disease (MC), ulcerative colitis (CU), and some lesser-known forms, impose an immense burden on sufferers in terms of daily life and life satisfaction. The incidence of IBD is also steadily increasing, with the number of people affected worldwide rising from 3.7 million in 1990 to 6.8 million in […]

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“Dosage forms must be chosen sensitively and individually”

Interview with pharmacist Alexander Daske (Part 2) In cannabis therapy, oral therapy and inhalative therapy via vaporizer are opposed to each other. Both dosage forms have different areas of application, and both have their justification – depending on the symptoms, patient status and therapy goal. Alexander Daske, cannabis expert and pharmacist at Collini Apotheke in […]

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Cannabinoids for chronic pain

When physical pain won’t stop: According to the German Pain League, at least 23 million people in Germany suffer from chronic pain [1]. This makes pain disorders one of the most common, widespread diseases, along with cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. Even more concerning is the fact that a large proportion of pain patients receive inadequate […]

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“We treat with cannabis not by indication, but by symptomatology”

Interview with pharmacist Alexander Daske (Part 1) Seriously ill people can benefit from Add-on therapy with cannabinoids: When concomitant symptoms improve, the quality of life of those affected increases. Some doctors have specialized in therapy with cannabinoids. But how do inexperienced physicians get started with this highly individualized therapy? What needs to be taken into […]

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