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How does cannabis work as a medicine?

The charity “Medical Cannabis Declaration (MCD)” kicks off crowdfunding for a worldwide information campaign in the most spoken languages

(PresseBox) (Hürth, ) The latest output of the campaign is a video on the mechanism behind cannabis as medicine. Leading scientist from all over the world explain the extensive effect of cannabis on the human body’s endocannabinoid system and how this effect can be used for medical purposes.

Cannabis is used successfully as treatment of severe illnesses such as multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, chronic pain, severe depression, posttraumatic stress disorder or chronic inflammatory diseases, along with side effects for other treatments, such as lack of appetite and nausea caused by cancer treatment.

On 19 April 2016, MCD started a two-month campaign at the well-known crowdfunding platform Indiegogo to raise money for dissemination projects on medical cannabis, including background information on cannabis, videos and newsletters in the ten most spoken languages worldwide as part of its ongoing awareness campaign. After only one week, 5% of the target amount of 85,000 $ has already been raised.

The global awareness campaign is crucial, as only 10 out of 200 countries in the world grand their citizens access to cannabis for medical use. Another 20 countries established regulations that make cannabis as medicine accessible only in a few special cases, while in more than 150 countries legal access to this treatment remains unavailable.

More and more supporters say “Yes to cannabis as medicine” and donate.

MCD would like to thank the long-time supporter Dr Bronner (USA), along with crowdfunding silver level donors HempConsult (Germany) and MH medical hemp (Germany) for their contribution.

The campaign will post about its progress on Twitter using the Hashtag #YesToMedicalCannabis

About Medical Cannabis Declaration e.V. (MCD)

The Medical Cannabis Declaration (MCD) is an online platform founded on 16 February 2013 in Ruethen, Germany, established by worldwide medical professionals and patients who believe that the access to cannabis should not be determined by geography. MCD aims at promoting safe and regular prescription and use of medical cannabis, globally. The charity wants to be part of a growing movement to change the negative perception on cannabis to assure its real medical values are recognised. We solely rely on scientific studies developed for the medical use of the cannabis plant. Visit us at:

You can download a map showing legal access to medical cannabis around the world as well as campaign logos in high resolution at

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