Welcome to MCforADHD independant web pages
dedicated to the scientific and experimental information on the experienced benefits
of Cannabinoids for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity
Disorder. It includes the treatment of typical chronic symptoms
expressed in many ADHD adults ; impulsivity,
anxiety, lack of attention, depression tendency, drug abuses tendencies and
death / suicidal ideations, PTSD, tics, TOC, ... It is an undeniable fact that
of diagnosed, or undiagnosed ADHD people, all
world, independently of local national laws, use
cannabis and cannabinoids as an alternative medication to standard
medications like methylphenidate, anxiolytics, antidepressant and
The actual situation regarding the medical use of cannabis
active constituents (cannabinoids : THC, CBD, CBG, ...) for
treating ADHD is very
different depending on countries. Some countries
like Canada, The
Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Austria and 15 US States (including
California, Oregon,...), tolerate the medical use of cannabis and cannabinoïds for a
conditions , including ADHD and
other mental disorders like Bipolar
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In those countries, it is possible
for ADHD patients to obtain a legal prescription (or
recommendation) for medicinal cannabis with the approval, and control,
of a doctor.
In the other countries, medicinal cannabis is strictly prohibited by
national laws on narcotics
and therapeutic benefits are denied.
Aim of this web pages is to inform doctors, researchers as well as
patients, or any individual interested person in that field
: why and how
phyto-cannabinoids act in the human brain? It is astonishing to see how far
the different sciences (pharmacology, genetic, neuro-immunology,
psychiatry, nutrition, ...) have been to date, and how complementary
state of the art suggests that the endocannabinoid system (ECS), the
one, with its own endocannabinoids, is closely involved in ADHD
neurological functioning, thus playing a major role in the expression
of chronic symptoms. As it is assumed for the cause of Schizophrenia,
beside a "dopamine hypothesis" of ADHD, a "cannabinoid hypothesis"
can be suggested. Adressing this system (ECS) by the way of a
compatible" plant, used by humankind for centuries, containing 80
takes all its
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Alexandre J., in the name of patients.
A Norwegian citizen suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and attention
deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) tried to import cannabis of the Dutch
company Bedrocan from a Dutch pharmacy to Norway, which was however
confisciated by the border police. Mr Berg wanted to try a treatment with
cannabis, which is supported by his doctor.
According to an e-mail to the IACM Mr. Berg. received a letter from a
juridical adviser under the Health & Social Services (Ombudsman) telling him
that the Norwegian Drug Agency has confirmed to them that he did not break the
law by bringing cannabis from a Dutch pharmacy to Norway, according to article
75 of the Schengen agreement between EURopean countries. Mr. Berg is now
expecting that he will get his cannabis back from the police.
(Source: Personal communication by Mr Berg of 2 March 2011)
SWEDEN : First ADHD patient treated with Dronabinol -THC
2010 : Joakim is the first ADHD citizen to be autorized to treat
ADHD, its associated symptoms and related PTSD by the dronabinol under
doctor prescription (click here for article).
"Joakim Hedström is the first Swedish citizen who is allowed to use THC
(dronabinol) medicinally, which was prescribed to him by a German doctor and
imported by him to Sweden. On his website he states that "for the past 5 years,
I have been discussing the positive experiences I have gained using cannabis
medicinally to combat my ADHD [attention deficit hyperactivity disorder]
symtoms. I've spoken with doctors, politicians and scientists explaining about
my use; and how it helps me where the other twenty prescription drugs I've tried
In June he went to Germany to visit a doctor and was prescribed dronabinol.
Upon re-entry to Sweden and declaring his medicine, he was interrogated by the
Swedish customs office, and later the Swedish police. However, the charges
against him due to the importation of illegal narcotics were dropped in
November. The prosecutor said that, "in light of the evidence presented, I see
no objective reason to press charges, or to expect a conviction." Two days later
Mr. Hedström received a package from the police containing his dronabinol" (Source : IACM bulletin 21 Nov. 2011 here).
CANADA : Treating Yourself Journal Issue #17 focus on ADD / ADHD and the endocannabinoid system (19 pages)
ICRS 2009 Symposium - Pheasant Run
(USA) - 8-11 Jul. 2009
Click here to read the 3 abstracts related to ADHD:
"Medicinal Cannabis: How Cannabinoids Can Help Treating ADHD?"
LB M.Sc.A. Ing (Fr), NW (Lux), Dr David Bearman MD (USA, California) --> see the ADHD related articles in the ICRS Symposium book of abstracts.
"Clinical Application of Basic Research-Cannabis and Cannabinoids in the Treatment of ADD / ADHD, Dr David Bearman MD (USA, California).
"Cannabinoid CB1 Receptor Antagonist Blockage at Birth May Be Associated with ADHD"
David Bearman M.D. (California) : ADHD and endocannabinoid System Video (2004)
"ADHD and Cannabinoids - Patients Bibliographical Review Oct. 2008 "
(102 Mo PDF file - 370 pages)
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