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El cannabis puede ser útil en adultos con epilepsia
by IACM on 15/09/16
El consumo de cannabis puede mejorar el control de las convulsiones en pacientes adultos con epilepsia. Científicos del Departamento de Ciencias Neurológicas Clínicas de la Universidad de Western en Londres, Ontario, Canadá, han publicado un estudio con 292 enfermos con ataques de epilepsia, con convulsiones epilépticas psicógenas y con ambas (epilepsia y convulsiones epilépticas psicógenas). Sus...
The medical use of hemp: Therapeutic cannabis in Italy
by Pippi Contini on 15/09/16
The use of cannabis as medicine

It is known that the use of cannabis as medicine has very ancient origins. The first records date back to the ancient texts from the Chinese medicine and Ayurveda writings of Indian origin.
The dissemination of the benefits of cannabis into the West have been credited to an English physician, who returned from India around 1840: the reputation of the health...
Capacitación de profesionales de la salud chilenos en cannabis medicinal
by Fundación Daya on 14/09/16
Marzo de 2015 fue un mes histórico  en la medicina chilena. Fundación Daya comenzó oficialmente con la primera consulta médica cannábica de Chile, la que hoy ya tiene un año y medio de existencia.
A la fecha, en las consultas de la Red Daya se han atendido a más de 7 mil pacientes con terapeutas y psicólogos desde mediados del 2013, y, en el último año y medio, cerca de un millar de pacientes a...
Tetrahydrocannabivarin may be beneficial in typ 2 diabetes according to a clinical study
by IACM on 13/09/16
The plant cannabinoid THCV (tetrahydrocannabivarin) decreases glucose levels and may have further beneficial effects in patients with type 2 diabetes. This is the result of research by scientists from Nottingham, London and Oxford in the UK, published in Diabetes Care. They included 62 patients with noninsulin-treated type 2 diabetes in a placebo-controlled study with CBD (100 mg twice daily),...
Tra diritto alla cura e persecuzione legale. Storie all’italiana
by Pippi Contini on 13/09/16
Da alcuni anni la legge italiana permette l’uso terapeutico della cannabis. Il cammino per la legalizzazione dell’uso medico, iniziato attraverso delibere e leggi regionali, oggi permette in tutto il paese, che i medici possano prescrivere farmaci derivati dalla cannabis[1].
Nonostante la Legge non lasci spazio a dubbi a riguardo, l’accesso ai preparati è difficile ed in molti casi costoso (si...
Cannabis may be useful in adults with epilepsy according to a survey
by IACM on 13/09/16
The use of cannabis may improve seizure control in adult patients with epilepsy. Scientists of the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences of Western University in London, Ontario, Canada, published a survey with 292 patients suffering from epileptic seizures, from psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES), and with both epileptic and PNES. Their age ranged from 27 to 49 years, and 57.2% were...
El cannabis podría frenar la progresión del Alzheimer
by Laura Rueda on 13/09/16
Nuevo estudio demuestra que el cannabis podría frenar el Alzheimer
El pasado mes de julio un estudio, El envejecimiento y mecanismos de la enfermedad, arrojaba algo de luz sobre la posibilidad de que el cannabis pudiera frenar la progresión del Alzheimer. Esta investigación no hubiese tenido tanta trascendencia si no fuese porque la información la dio la la revista Nature, una de las...
Colombia concede las primeras licencias de cannabis medicinal
by Ana Peláez on 12/09/16
Colombia va a cultivar su primera cosecha de cannabis medicinal. Tras un largo proceso, el gobierno del país ha promulgado una legislación que permite el cultivo y la venta de marihuana con fines médicos y científicos.
Numerosos colombianos confían en los efectos terapéuticos de productos medicinales elaborados a partir de la planta del cannabis. Y es gracias a la presión popular ejercida por...
Presentation of the Spanish Observatory of Medicinal Cannabis (OECM)
by Redacción on 12/09/16
All those interested in the advances within the sector of therapeutic cannabis in Spain have much to celebrate these months. Finally there is an institution dedicated exclusively to the study and promotion of the medicinal properties of marijuana and its derivatives.
September 20 will be the date to present the Spanish Observatory of Medicinal Cannabis (OECM). A date to save in our agendas, as...
“THC induces programmed cell death in cancer cells” Franjo Grotenhermen
by Lucía Palomo on 12/09/16
“Patients should have access to cannabis when they need it”, says Franjo Grotenhermen M.D., who is a medical doctor and IACM board member: “My main focus is to translate science to normal people and to make it understandable. Also to patients, politicians, decision-makers, to anybody. I publish on cannabis and cannabinoids as THC and CBD in newspapers and newsletters since year 2000. My articles...

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