Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that are characterized by degeneration or loss of the optic nerve, which is most likely due to increased eye (intra-ocular) pressure. Cannabis and in particular THC has long been known to lower intra-ocular pressure. Coincidentally, treatment of glaucoma is one of the oldest accepted therapeutic uses of cannabis.

ALS

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or ALS is a degenerative disease of the motor neurons that control voluntary movement. Although some genes have been linked to ALS, the majority of cases have unknown environmental causes which may lead to overexcitation or excitotoxicity of motor neurons. Early signs of ALS include muscle weakness, muscle spasms, neuropathic pain or difficulty with eating or swallowing.

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic disease characterized by bone and muscle pain, multisensorial hypersensitivity, sleep disorders and tiredness. Since cannabinoids show analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, they show potential to be used to treat fibromyalgia symptoms.

ADHD

ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder that is characterised by loss of attention and impulsive behaviour.

Psychosis and Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a chronic mental disorder that affects around 1% of the worldwide population. It causes psychotic behaviors, social and emotional disruptions and different cognitive impairments.

The causes of the disease are still not clear but studies show that both genetic and environmental factors have an effect on it.

Epilepsy

cannabinoids have excellent therapeutic potential for the treatment of epilepsy. In the brain, the endocannabinoid system tends to keep neuronal activity wihtin acceptable boundaries.

PTSD

Posttraumatic stress disorder is considered a mental disorder caused after traumatic experiences like traffic accidents, violent circumstances, rape, warfare, etc. Typical symptoms include anxiety, nightmares, flashbacks and trauma-related cues. cannabinoids could help to reduce PTSD-related symptoms and treat PTSD disease by recoding emotional memories in the brain.

Insomnia

Insomnia is a sleep disorder characterized by inability to sleep or sleeping less time than desired. The endocannabinoid system plays a role in sleep processes and medical cannabis users already reported benefits of cannabis use to sleep.

Pain

pain is a very good target for therapeutic cannabinoids.

Parkinson's

Parkinson's Disease is a degenerative disorder of the nervous system marked by accelerated degeneration of dopamine-producing neurons in the Substantia Nigra in the brain.

Typical symptoms of Parkinson's Disease , such as (intentional) tremor, rigidity and slowness of movement are mostly ascribed to degenerating Substantia Nigra neurons.