What are the differences between hemp oil and CBD oil?

The range of cannabis or hemp-based products available to the public is increasing over time. Variety is most welcome, as each of these products caters for different needs. Hempseed oil, cannabis oil, CBD oil … there are many options, that can be confusing to the average consumer. In this article, we break down the differences between hemp oil, […]

10 Rare Diseases That Cannabis May Treat

There are thousands of disorders out there that have remained understudied due to their rarity and complexity. Cannabis and cannabinoid compounds may provide complex solutions to these complex diseases. Medicinal cannabis programs are now helping to discover these solutions and deliver them to the patients that desperately need them.   Tuberous sclerosis complex A rare […]

CBD – A Cannabinoid With Extraordinary Powers

If you had found your way to the Cannabis College and asked the same question, however, it’s likely that one of the volunteers would have drawn you a basic pie chart to explain the balance of the three cannabinoids that had been studied most: Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), Cannabidiol (CBD), and Cannabinol (CBN). At the time, CBN was thought […]

What is CBD e-liquid? – Definition, advantages and best method of using.

CBD e-liquids are joining CBD food supplements as the latest stage of the on-going quest to find more effective and healthier ways of consuming cannabidiol. So what is the definition of CBD e-liquid? This non-psychoactive cannabinoid is currently overtaking THC as the active principle in cannabis that medical professionals and patients alike are most interested in. ‘E-liquids’ is the collective term for a wide range of slightly different […]

The Life cycle of Cannabis: From seed to harvest

Cannabis passes through a series of stages in its life. The most important of these are the germination, seedling, growth and flowering stages. Each stage brings its own challenges. Novice growers need to be aware of these, to be sure of giving their plants the attention and care that they deserve.   Plants are living […]

Medicinal Properties of Terpenes & Terpenoids

Terpenoids and terpenes are aromatic compounds that are found in thousands of plant species, and are responsible for the various flavours and fragrances of cannabis. We have known about their presence in cannabis for decades, but it is only recently that awareness of their potential therapeutic properties has begun to expand.   What are terpenes […]

Cannabis and fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is one of those disorders with an unknown cause but highly incapacitating symptoms. It is precisely because its etiopathogenesis (cause) is not known, plus the lack of specific effective treatment, that it has taken the medical community so long to recognise it as an illness. An observational study carried out in Barcelona was published […]

Top 4 benefits of cannabis for Crohn’s disease

Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that is believed to be caused by a combination of bacterial, immunological and environmental factors. The disease is progressive and incurable, and causes a range of severe and debilitating symptoms. Substantial evidence indicates that cannabis can help to manage symptoms.   1. Anti-inflammatory Inflammatory processes are […]

Cannabis and Parkinson’s disease

One of the main symptoms of Parkinson’s disease is a deterioration of motor functions, which can be grouped into four different categories: tremor, rigidity, slowness of movement and postural instability. Tremors are certainly the most visible and well-known of the motor symptoms, but there are numerous other specific motor symptoms that patients can suffer from, […]

Top 3 benefits of cannabis for epilepsy

Epilepsy refers to a group of conditions characterised by recurrent seizures, which may be convulsive or non-convulsive. Cannabis and cannabis-based therapies have been shown to have beneficial effects on several types of epilepsy, through a variety of biological mechanisms.   Around 60% of all epileptic seizures are convulsive, which means that they are characterised by rapid, involuntary […]