Kannatalim, which is a merge of the Maltese words kannabis (cannabis) and taghlim (education), was an initiative created by Dr Andrew Agius in 2017 to educate the public on the endocannabinoid system and on the use of cannabis as medicine.

Since the endocannabinoid system was discovered in the early 1990s and cannabis was a prohibited drug until recently, this very important piece of medical knowledge was missing from most medical curricula. These workshops are aimed to help patients and professionals understand the physiology of the endocannabinoid system and how cannabis interacts with the body to produce a therapeutic effect.

Through these educational workshops, Dr Agius will be explaining the anatomy and physiology of the endocannabinoid system and how cannabis can be used as a medicine to relieve symptoms in chronic illnesses that haven’t responded to conventional medication. He will describe how cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabigerol (CBG) can be used to enhance one’s health and well-being and how cannabis can be used safely and responsibly to improve one’s quality of life.

For patients with symptoms of chronic pain and mental health conditions, Dr Agius will explain the importance of combining THC with other minor cannabinoids such as CBD, CBG and CBN for an optimal therapeutic effect whilst minimizing side effects.