Cannabis is mentioned for its medicinal use as early as 1800 BC in Sumer: and its active components, cannabinoids, have been used for their medicinal properties for millennia. Despite this, its use as a therapeutic agent continues to provoke broad scientific and social debate today. Within this context, Medcan provides rigorous and objective information from qualified professionals, as well as a wide range of products and services to people interested in understanding the potential of medicinal cannabis.
As Dr. Hazekamp says : “that a plant has had an ancestral medical use does not mean that its therapeutic properties are scientifically proven. It happens that in the case of cannabis not only are they proven, but every day new ones are discovered”. Since the discovery in the 1990s of the endocannabinoid system, it has been known that substances similar to cannabinoids that are found in the cannabis plant, called endocannabinoids, are produced in the body. The endocannabinoids together with the cannabinoid receptors and the enzymes responsible for their synthesis and metabolism, make up the endocannabinoid system.
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