Cannabis Medicinal Use
The medicinal cannabis , refers to the use of this plant or crude extracts for the treatment of any disease or symptom.
In Spain, the medicinal use of cannabis is not regulated , nor is there any distinction between recreational and therapeutic use. Nevertheless, in Catalonia, prescription of therapeutic cannabis is made in the relief of ailments and always under strict medical control.
In the rest of Spain, patients who want to use cannabis for therapeutic purposes can only request it through the so-called “compassionate use route” which, if granted, allows the use of a special drug that is not yet approved in our Country, but to this day it is used successfully in other countries of the world.
Scientific studies of the chemical compounds present in cannabis, called cannabinoids , have led to the creation of some pills in pill form, which contain this compound, and are accepted as medicinal in some countries.
Due to the fact that cannabis contains these chemicals, which can help in the treatment of various diseases, many people believe that their medicinal use should be legalized. For example, in the United States, a large number of states have already legalized cannabis in a medicinal way, and recently Germany has also made this practice legal.
What is cannabidiol (CBD)?
Interest in the chemical of the cannabis plant, cannabidiol (CBD), has grown to treat certain diseases such as childhood epilepsy , a pathology that has as a strong consequence. violent convulsions in children.
Scientists have cultivated marijuana plants and created CBD oil exclusively for therapeutic use.
What are cannabinoids?
They are chemicals that are related to the component delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), this is the main psychoactive substance of the cannabis. Aside from THC, the plant contains more than 100 cannabinoids.
The body produces cannabinoids, which play a very important role in the regulation of pleasure and memory, concentration, thinking, perception of time, pain and senses.