Medical Use of Cannabis

Cannabis Sativa L. or hemp, is more than a thousand years in Europe for many medical indications deployed. Hildgard Bingen (1098-1197) described as a medical handbook has detailed the various indications for the medical use of Cannabis Sativa.

Both in the media and in scientific journals, the potential medical use of Cannabis sativa L. is receiving increasing attention. Its use is still more controversial than the use of opium and morphine, but because of New Scientific Data, a renewed interest is emerging.

The medical cannabis has several potential beneficial effects. Cannabinoids can serve as appetite stimulants, antiemetics, antispasmodics, and have some analgesic effects, may be helpful treating chronic non-cancerous pain, or vomiting and nausea caused by chemotherapy. Medical cannabis may also aid in treating symptoms of AIDS patients.


The Medical Use of Cannabis according to the Gorter Model

Robert Gorter, MD, PhD is a pioneer in the field of medical use of cannabis. As a practicing physician for over 40 years, he has clinical experience with the medical use of Cannabis sativa and products made from Cannabis (like THC or Dronabinol).

Dr. Gorter and his team have been applying cannabis for medical use (a natural form of THC, extracted from the plant itself) since 1998, when it became legal in Germany.

Through clinical observations and scientific studies, Dr. Gorter and several other experts are convinced that cannabis as a whole-plant extract would be more efficacious. Robert Gorter received the approval from the Germantown Authorities to conduct a placebo-controlled phase III trial to compare whole-plant extract to a synthetic form of THC in 720 HIV / AIDS and cancer patients.

The aim of this website if to give information on the medical use of cannabis and its indications, as well as possible side effects.