therapeutic and medical use of cannabis

Effects of Therapeutic Cannabis on Patients

For thousands of years, cannabis has been used worldwide as a medicinal plant to benefit from the numerous medical properties of cannabinoids (THC, CBD ..) and naturally occurring aromatic molecules (terpenes) In marijuana.
We present here various articles concerning the therapeutic use of cannabis using cigarette electronique herbe, as well as a regular press review of the latest news on medical marijuana in the world.

The effects of cannabis on sleep

can't sleep at nightThere are many cannabis users, both therapeutic and recreational, who use cannabis just before bed, precisely because of the effects that this plant produces on this important phase of our lives.

So, thanks to this consumption, many people manage to get a more restful sleep, with of course the consequences that this consumption can have on our sleep: stop dreaming, or at least dream less. But where does this phenomenon come from?

Why are we sleeping?

Before understanding the effects of cannabis on sleep, we must first ask ourselves, why do we sleep? The study of sleep is a subject not particularly well-known by medicine; indeed, a short time ago it was still thought that it was a passive state of the body.

Today, and thanks to information obtained through brain waves, heart beats, blood pressure, respiration, hormonal secretion and other biomarkers, this theory has radically evolved, it is presently recognized that sleep is a process As active as the standby state.

Cannabis against migraines

What is a migraine?

migraines can hit anytimeA migraine is a type of a headache that affects 15-20% of the world’s population, especially women who are three times more affected than men.

Patients periodically experience severe pain, usually unilateral (on one side of the head), in the form of pulses, and this pain is worsened by simple physical activities such as standing or descending a staircase. A migraine is often accompanied by nausea and vomiting, high sensitivity to light (photophobia), even minimal sounds (sonophobia), or even odors.

Migraineurs suffer on average 25 days a year, but some people have much more frequent seizures. The duration of a crisis can vary from a few hours to a few days. 80% of people with migraines do not consult, and about half of them choose self-medication, including in some cases the cannabis plant.

Although some forms of migraines are hereditary, triggers of migraines can be physical, psychological or environmental, such as:

  • Stress, anxiety, depression
    Hormonal changes, such as the menstrual cycle
    The abuse of certain substances: drugs, alcohol, coffee …
    Sensory stimulation too strong: high noise, intense light, heat too high …
    Bad habits: overwork, lack of sleep, diet …

Approximately 20 to 30% of the forms of migraines are preceded by an aura, that is to say, premonitory and transient neurological signs mostly visual: blurred or distorted vision, luminous points, dark spot that masks a part of vision … Disorders can also affect speech, or cause numbness of the face.