Report: CBD Interacts with Anti-Epileptic Drugs

New research published in Epilepsia, a journal of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), suggests that an investigational neurological treatment derived from cannabis may alter the blood levels of commonly used anti-epileptic drugs.

New research published in Epilepsia, a journal of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), suggests that an investigational neurological treatment derived from cannabis may alter the blood levels of commonly used anti-epileptic drugs. It is important for clinicians to consider such drug interactions during treatment of complex conditions. Cannabidiol (CBD), a compound developed from the cannabis plant, Read the full article…

Parents Demand Medical Marijuana for Epileptic Kids

The two women are part of a tenacious group of parents and national marijuana advocates demanding that politicians and state legislators legalize medical marijuana treatment for their children, whose medications have had limited success treating seizures and other severe conditions.

PENNSYLVANIA: In room 716 of the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, 12-year-old Hannah Pallas is motionless, but for an occasional turn of her head and blink of her eyes, following a series of life-threatening seizures. On the same day, 5-year-old Sydney Michaels is down the hall in room 749, waiting to be discharged after 15 grand mal Read the full article…

NY State To Hold Clinical Trials For Marijuana

An agreement was signed Sunday between Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration and GW Pharmaceuticals. The state Health Department and the company will develop the framework for a clinical trial for a marijuana-based drug for people under the age of 18.

NEW YORK: New York State is partnering with a British company to hold clinical trials for marijuana-based medication for children who have seizures that are resistant to their medicine. An agreement was signed Sunday between Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration and GW Pharmaceuticals. The state Health Department and the company will develop the framework for a Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Refugees: ‘This Was Our Only Hope’

So six months ago, after talking to doctors and reading studies on medical marijuana, Lyles packed up her daughter and moved to Colorado, leaving her engineer husband and 25-year-old daughter Lindsay behind.

NEW JERSEY :  They’ve come from as far away as Australia and Canada, or as close as Oklahoma. They are of different backgrounds and ages, but they’ve all moved to Colorado for the same thing: medical marijuana to treat their sick children. “Jordan had her first seizure at 6 months old. I had never seen Read the full article…

Utah Lawmakers Send Cannabis-Oil Bill To The House

Committee, swayed by desire to help children suffering seizures, ignores the absence of FDA approval.

UTAH:  A bill that would give Utah children with epilepsy access to a non-intoxicating, seizure-stopping cannabis oil cleared its first legislative hurdle Friday. The House Law Enforcement Committee voted 8-2 to send a substitute version of HB105 to the House floor, despite lawmakers’ concerns that the oil hasn’t been tested by the Food and Drug Administration to Read the full article…

Patients, Caregivers And Healthcare Providers Travel to Albany To Urge Gov. Cuomo And Senate to Pass Comprehensive Medical Marijuana Legislation

Eighty-two percent of New Yorkers support medical marijuana.

NEW YORK:  On Monday, January 13th, dozens of patients,  families, caregivers and healthcare providers will gather in Albany for a press conference and lobby day to call upon Governor Andrew Cuomo and the State Senate to pass the Compassionate Care Act — A.6357-A (Gottfried) / S.4406-A (Savino) . The patients are living with cancer, multiple Read the full article…