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Key Milestones in Medical Use of Cannabis: the Discovery of the Endocannabinoid System

October 13th, 2017|0 Comments

“By using a plant that has been around for thousands of years, we discovered a new physiological system of immense importance,” Raphael Mechoulam For anybody interested in the increasing use of cannabis to treat medical conditions, it is worth recalling some of the scientific events underpinning this situation. These events have not only helped to change our understanding [...]

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Cannabis and Blindness: Study offers hope to Retinitis Pigmentosa sufferers

By | September 12th, 2017|Categories: eyesight, Glaucoma, Research, Retinitis Pigmentosa|

Recent studies have shown cannabinoids to have potential preventative effects of blindness in Retinitis Pigmentosa sufferers Anecdotal evidence also exists of blind patients temporarily regaining their sight after using medicinal marijuana Could cannabis [...]

New Study Finds Cannabis Reduces Chance of Obesity and Diabetes

By | September 11th, 2017|Categories: Blood Pressure, Cannabis, Diabetes, Obesity, Research|

New research has found that rates of obesity and diabetes are a third lower in regular cannabis users than those who don’t use cannabis at all Despite consuming 600 more calories a day, [...]

Impact of legalisation: Cannabis legalisation lowers teenage use to 20-year low in America

By | September 11th, 2017|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Prohibiton, Children, News, Research, Teenagers|

Teen use of cannabis has dropped to lowest level since 1994 Adult use of recreational has increased Is legalisation the only way to prevent children from accessing cannabis? New data from the most [...]

Mexico legalises medical marijuana

By | August 29th, 2017|Categories: Legalisation, Mexico|

The bill signals the end of criminalising acts related to medicinal use of cannabis and allows scientific research on the plant THC is to remain highly regulated, with medical cannabis only being permitted [...]