Medical Cannabis: Legislative Challenges, Medical Control, FemTech and Social Sensitivity  

Medical cannabis is an increasingly relevant topic in our society, where legislative restrictions, medical control, and growing social sensitivity intersect. Its adoption as a therapeutic treatment, though recognized for its benefits in conditions such as chronic pain, epilepsy, and multiple sclerosis, remains a subject of debate.  EUROPE  In Europe, the use of medical cannabis varies […]

What Quality Control Actually Means in Medical Cannabis

In a tightly regulated industry like pharmaceuticals, quality control is more than just a protocol; it’s an ongoing process to ensure patient safety and strict adherence to regulatory guidelines. At every point in the manufacturing and production process, QC (quality control) plays a critical role in identifying and remedying issues early to ensure all products […]

Which molecular components of cannabis are most important for therapeutic effects? 

It’s important to emphasize that cannabis is a complex plant with a wide range of chemical compounds, many of which are not well-known. When people talk about cannabis, it’s immediately associated with THC, the psychoactive molecule. On the other hand, CBD (cannabidiol), terpenes, and flavonoids have shown great potential for therapeutic benefits without producing the […]

Cannabis-derived terpenes antimicrobial potency – a potential alternative against the antimicrobial resistance in Veterinary treatments

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) poses a significant threat to both human and animal health, demanding innovative solutions to combat infectious diseases effectively. In the realm of veterinary medicine, where antimicrobial agents are routinely employed, the emergence of resistant pathogens has amplified the need for alternative therapeutic options. Cannabis-derived terpenes, known for their diverse biological activities, are […]

CBD for Canine Epilepsy – What are the Takeaways from the Epidiolex Experience?

Results from the use of animals during clinical trials to identify an epilepsy treatment for them  Epilepsy is the most common neurological disorder seen in dogs; scientific literature reports that it has been estimated to affect approximately 0.75% of the canine population. The term epilepsy refers to a heterogeneous disease characterized by the presence of […]

Will Medical Cannabis Redefine Breast Cancer Care for Patients in the US?

Although federal laws governing the use of cannabis in the United States have remained rigid for decades, state laws have, to some extent, evolved in the last 27 years to allow limited use of cannabis for medical purposes. This began with Proposition 215, or the Compassionate Use Act of 1996, in California. Since then, several […]

Pharmacokinetic Properties (part 4 of 4)

The therapeutic effect of each preparation is conditioned by its absorption (intestinal or pulmonary) and by the specific metabolites produced within the human body. Important is the difference between oral and inhalation preparations. In fact, inhaled cannabinoids and terpenes arrive via the lungs directly into the blood stream, whereas the absorption of ingested compounds is […]

Israeli Health Ministry Unveils Vital Medical Cannabis Reforms to Enhance Patient Access

The Israeli Health Ministry announced the eagerly awaited medical cannabis reforms in a statement published on the 7th of August 2023 by the ministry’s Economics, Regulation, and Innovation Directorate. The new reforms are most certainly going to result in an uptick in the consumption of medical cannabis by patients, as treatment will be easier to […]

Pharmaceutical forms and mode of intake (part 3 of 4)

ABSTRACT  Pharmacists play a crucial role in preparing medical cannabis in accordance with established regulations and guidelines. By following the Norms of Good Preparation (NBP), pharmacists create magistral preparations of cannabis, ensuring the distribution of the active substance in the appropriate dose and medication form, as prescribed by doctors. The administration of medical cannabis involves […]