CBD

CBD is the second most common cannabinoid from the plant of cannabis. In contrast to THC, CBD is not psychoactive and the reduced side effects associated to its administration makes it as important as THC regarding its therapeutic properties.

CB1

CB1 is the main cannabinoid receptor in the brain but is also found in other tissues. CB1 is a G protein-coupled receptor which inhibits adenylyl cyclase and consequently reduces cAMP upon activation. This in turn regulates many second messenger pathways.

CBDV

CBDV is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid with anti-convulsant properties like its homolog CBD. It has also other potential therapeutic properties as antitumorigenic, anti-acne and antiemetic effects.

Stroke

A stroke is marked by reduced blood flow to the brain. This reduction can be due to a blocked blood vessle (ischaemia) or a ruptured blood vessle (aneurism). Either way, as a result (part of) the brain is deprived of oxygen and nutrients which in turn causes neuronal degradation and cognitive decline.

Tinnitus

Tinnitus is described as a sensation of hearing sounds without any external source. This sensation can be similar to hear ringing, clicking, hissing or other sounds. Tinnitus can interfere with concentration and sleep and can cause Anxiety, depression and suicide attempt.

PTSD

There is evidence that cannabis/cannabinoids can be used to treat PTSD and to prevent its development. To date, most evidence points towards THC and CBD and their function to speed up the extinction of fear memories.

OCD

OCD is an Anxiety disorder characterised by the obsessive urge for repetitive 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.

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is an auto-immune disease characterized by itchy skin lesions. Psoriasis arises when the immune system mistakenly identifies skin cells as foreign matter and causes over-production of new skin cells.

Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the development of cancer in the prostate.