Although cannabis remains a banned substance in most countries, changes have taken place and new alternative policies are being adopted. Thanks to a new dawning era of cannabis legalization, scientific research on medicinal cannabis is growing rapidly and continues to provide scientific evidence demonstrating its therapeutic benefits.
Vera Twomey is the mother of Ava, a little girl who developed Dravet’s Syndrome at four months old. For the first seven years of her life, Ava suffered up to 400 seizures a month until 2016 when Vera turned to cannabis for help. That decision changed their lives. Today, Ava is “pharma-free.”
Assiduous readers of our blog are no strangers to the long-term relationship between Sensi Seeds and the UFCM ICare, an eminent association based in Alsace, France. UFCM ICare’s main mission is to facilitate the growth of the link between patients and doctors in France and beyond. Every year, their symposium gathers healthcare professionals, researchers, and patients, for a day of highly informative conferences. The theme: the use of cannabinoids in medicine.
The law governing German driving licences punishes cannabis consumption is harsher than in many neighbouring countries. One thing stands out: on the one hand, the threshold value of 1ng THC/ml of blood serum for social users is very low, while on the other hand, there’s no THC threshold for medicinal use. But this does not mean patients are fully protected.
You may know about or even be part of the 40 million people worldwide who suffer from rosacea. This dermatological condition that typically affects the face is a nuisance for those who suffer from it. Although no cure has been found, medicinal cannabis has great potential to control and reduce its symptoms.
Simply put, the endocannabinoid system is an essential biological network similar to the central nervous system, in that it is vital to the healthy functioning of bodies and it is not restricted to one organ or body part. Amazingly, it was discovered thanks to cannabis use and users, so don’t believe anyone saying we never contribute anything to society!
In California, cannabis grown outdoors was for the first time identified as the trigger for a dangerous illness. A study that has attracted little attention so far shows that a woman became seriously ill from smoking contaminated cannabis. What really happened and how can consumers protect themselves?
One recurring issue that has appeared on social media, on various blogs, and even in newspapers, is the misconception that cannabidiol, or CBD, oil is the same thing as what has become known as full spectrum cannabis oil, or FSO. One is neither a substitute for, nor interchangeable with, the other. Understanding these differences is vital.
In the 19th century, everyone had cannabinoids available in their medicine chests. What followed were decades of repression, fuelled by racist propaganda and lobbying. However, the world is on the brink of rediscovering cannabis as a medicine. Whether taken to combat pain, loss of appetite or inflammation, cannabis relieves the symptoms of many ailments.
In Austria, cannabis has been voted medicinal plant of the year, prompting a fresh look at research developments. Since the widespread legalisation of medicinal cannabis, there has been an increase in data on the once prohibited plant. Many studies confirm what patients already knew, some dispel old myths, and some surprise even self-proclaimed hemp experts.
Cannabis hyperemesis syndrome, or cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome, is not well understood and seems to be a new illness that mostly affects heavy cannabis users. Since the first recorded case in 2004, much has been speculated about this mysterious and literally sickening syndrome. Is it cannabis intolerance? Is it neem oil poisoning? And what’s with the hot baths?
Medicinal cannabis for pets? It may sound a bit strange initially, but when you think about it, it actually makes a lot of sense. Dogs, for example, have more cannabinoid receptors than any other animals. This presents both opportunities and risks. Here is our report on our investigation into the world of “pot for pets”.
As the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach, it’s no surprise that cooking and baking with cannabis is growing in popularity. In order to enjoy their pharmacological effects, THC and CBD need to be decarboxylated. To put it another way: no heat, no buzz!
Cannabis contains over 500 constituents. The most important of these are THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol), which both belong to the cannabinoid group. Unlike THC, CBD does not make you high. It does however offer great medicinal potential. That is one of the reasons that we have seen a real boom in CBD over the last few years.
Cannabinoids are naturally present in plants of the Cannabis Sativa L. species. We ingest them when consuming cannabis or hemp – more or less depending on what exactly is consumed, and how. The human body also produces cannabinoids, and there are many ways we are still discovering their properties, benefits, and manifestations.
The production, sale and export of medicinal marijuana are strictly regulated. Despite this, patients know less about the contents and origins of their medication than recreational users. Why is this and what could be improved?
Clinical endocannabinoid deficiency (CEDC) is a proposed spectrum disorder that has been implicated in a range of illnesses, including fibromyalgia, migraine and irritable bowel syndrome. So far, very little research has been conducted on this speculative disorder, but if it is found to exist, it could be responsible for these very common conditions as well as many related ones.
In this third and final video of the Colombia series, Cannabis News Network explains the situation unfolding in the region of Cauca, where cannabis is being massively produced to prepare for the incoming legal medicinal cannabis legislation. Check out this ultimate episode that shows you what goes on behind the scenes of fair trade cannabis.
The list of diseases for which the phytocannabinoids in the Cannabis Sativa L. plant have medicinal properties and benefits does not stop getting longer. Now, an international study shows that Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid or THCA, which is found in raw cannabis, has important neuroprotective effects.