Interactions between medications are very common, especially in elderly populations that medicate for pain, diabetes and high cholesterol. The geriatric population is also the fastest-growing group of medical cannabis users. Cannabis has demonstrated efficacy in treating pain, and some phytocannabinoids have been suggested for various metabolic conditions.
In recent years, cannabis has been at the center of one of the most important developments in modern science, which has significantly advanced our understanding of health and disease.
Recent scientific research highlights the crucial role of the endocannabinoid system in protecting against PTSD, a debilitating chronic condition involving horrific memories that cannot be erased. Medical scientists are studying potential PTSD treatments that target the endocannabinoid system.
This study examines the current knowledge of physiological and clinical effects of THC and CBD and presents a rationale for their combination in pharmaceutical preparations. Cannabinoid and vanilloid receptor effects as well as non-receptor mechanisms are also explored.