CANNAINVESTOR Magazine May 2017 - Page 23

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ABOUT MEDICAL CANNABIS

-The cannabis plant contains over 500 natural compounds, 104 of which are identified as cannabinoids.

-Cannabinoids affect the patient by interacting with specific receptors, located predominantly within different parts of the central nervous system and the immune system, among others.

-Main two cannabinoid receptors have identified to date: CB1 and CB2.

-The cannabinoids are an effective treatment for the following conditions and symptoms, amongst others:

*Chronic pain – treatment resistant neuropathic pain in particular

*Treatment resistant epilepsy

*Chemotherapy induced nausea, vomiting and appetite stimulation

*Spasticity and spasms in multiple sclerosis patients