Relationship with Medical Cannabis

The effects of cannabis in the human body can be mainly attributed to the interaction of Phyto cannabinoids with the endocannabinoid system, although other, non-cannabinoid biological targets may be also relevant.

Different cannabinoids can thereby cause different effects in the body:


  • Symptomatic relief of chronic pain
  • Improved quality of sleep
  • Increased appetite in anorexia in HIV patients
  • Reduces chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting
  • Reduction of spasticity in multiple sclerosis


  • Anti-inflammatory effects
  • Antioxidant
  • Anxiolytic
  • Seizure control in drug-resistant epilepsy
  • Potential neuroprotective effect
  • Potential antipsychotic effects


Endocannabinoid System


The main function of the endocannabinoid system is to keep the body in balance (homeostasis). It plays a modulatory role in numerous physiological functions: