A strain of cannabis oil made from the plant’s most active ingredient is being developed to treat chronic pain and other ailments, with its creator hoping it will help to reduce stigma around cannabis.
Key points:Cannabis oil could help to prevent chronic pain or depression, researchers sayThe oil is being studied in Europe and USThe research could help prevent the use of prescription painkillersCannabidiol (CBD) is the main ingredient in cannabis, and is used to treat a number of medical conditions, including nausea and vomiting.
It is also used as an anti-inflammatory, anti-psychotic and painkiller.
The research, carried out by researchers at Dassault Systemes de la Recherche Médicale in France, is based on their research into how CBD interacts with the body and how it affects pain.
It found CBD was able to inhibit the release of the cannabinoid receptor in the brain, causing the pain to be less severe.
The findings could help alleviate chronic pain, anxiety and depression, according to Dr Leyla Bouillon.
“The study showed that CBD prevented the negative effects of THC, the active ingredient in the cannabis plant, that have been associated with chronic pain,” Dr Bouillon said.
“This is important because pain is a very common problem in patients with chronic disease.”‘
I’m a woman, a woman with an abortion’There are some women in the world who have been denied access to safe abortion and the right to access health services.
This is not the case for many women in France who suffer from a chronic pain condition, which can lead to physical, mental and emotional trauma.
“I’m still a woman who has an abortion because I’m a man, a man with an illegal abortion,” Dr Ley says.
“That’s why I’m creating this oil.
I want to help women with these conditions.”
The research team was able find a way to reduce pain and depression caused by painkiller use.”CBD works by blocking the cannabinoid receptors, which have been implicated in the chronic pain-related conditions, such as chronic pain syndromes,” Dr Moulin said.”[This] means the painkiller may not be able to stimulate the pain receptors in the same way as THC does.”CBD was also able to help to alleviate chronic nausea and depression.
“With CBD, nausea is reduced by 90 per cent,” Dr Nouvel said.
The researchers are now working to investigate CBD’s ability to help prevent chronic alcohol abuse and reduce the use and misuse of prescription drugs, and to improve the quality of life for people with chronic conditions.
“We need to think about these things as complementary,” Dr Choulin said of the research, adding the results could help other women with chronic ailments.
“What we’re trying to do is get better treatments to treat these problems.”
Topics:health,drug-use,diseases-and-disorders,health,medical-research,science-and/or-medical-education,european-union,francisland,africaFirst posted October 06, 2019 18:55:21Contact Anne-Marie TaylorMore stories from New South Wales