November is Epilepsy Awareness Month

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month, and the folks at MarijuanaDoctors.com have created a special video to help raise awareness of the disorder and how how medical cannabis and, in particular, CBD, can help with childhood epilepsy.         

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…

Medical Marijuana Moves To Louisiana House

Study: Cannabis and mental illness

LOUISIANA: A bill that would expand medical marijuana in Louisiana cleared another hurdle here Monday, moving it one step away from final legislative passage. Mills’ bill would expand the number of conditions that could be treated with the drug, which would be taken orally in an oil form, change the wording from “prescribe” to “recommend” to Read the full article…

DRUGS Landmark Study Confirms Marijuana Extract Is An Amazing Aid To Prevent Seizures In Epileptic Children

"We cannot underestimate the role of physicians in making sure that patients can access medical marijuana," Secretary Murphy said.

The annual meeting of the American Epilepsy Society took place in early December, where the largest study presented there confirmed the astounding benefits of medical cannabis to treat seizures. Epilepsy affects one in 26 Americans during their lifetime, “with one-third having a form of the condition that resists treatment or effective management.” Children and young adults Read the full article…

New Jersey Teen With Epilepsy And Autism Wins Right To Take Medical Marijuana At School

Last week, Governor Chris Christie signed into law a bill – inspired by Genny – that authorizes parents or primary caregivers to administer edible medical marijuana to sick or disabled children at school, while protecting school districts from liability.

NEW JERSEY: Genny Barbour, a New Jersey teen with epilepsy and autism, will return to school full time after winning the fight to have the medical marijuana oil she needs administered to her at school, her mother tells PEOPLE. “We never thought that it would happen,” says Lora Barbour, Genny’s mom. “It was Governor Christie who passed Read the full article…

Patients, Growers Consider Hemp Oil Law In Vermont

Recent publicity about children who suffer from seizures benefitting from oil extracted from marijuana that has almost no THC has set off a wave of legislation like never seen before.

VERMONT: Shelly Waterman was looking for a miracle that could cure her daughter’s seizures. Her daughter Hannah, 13, has neurological disorders. She has experienced seizures multiple times each day for most of her life. Two years ago, doctors diagnosed her with a rare and severe type of epilepsy that causes various types of seizures. “We’ve been on 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…

Illinois Oks 2,800 Marijuana Patients, Including 10 Children

Illinois approved about 200 new patient applications for medical marijuana during July, including 10 children.

ILLINOIS:  Illinois approved about 200 new patient applications for medical marijuana during July, including 10 children.The Illinois Department of Public Health announced Wednesday that 2,800 patients now have approval to use marijuana. It’s the first time the department announced how many are younger than 18.Growers say they’ll have marijuana in stores later this year.Parents of Read the full article…

Growing Hope: The Fight For Medical Marijuana For Epileptic Kids

They have illnesses so insidious they have stymied a virtual army of doctors and specialists. But these families believe that oils made from a cannabis plant might help their children where they say all other anti-epilepsy drugs have failed.

COLORADO:  January 22nd 2015 was a brisk, cold day. All the trees in Richmond, Virginia were bare from a harsh winter. As the chill blew up the hill in the city’s historic Shockoe Slip district, several families began to emerge from a hotel in the shadow of the State Capitol. Lisa Smith was there with Read the full article…

Idaho House Panel Kills Marijuana Extract Oil Bill

Camp Candlelight, sponsored by the Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona, is standing out as one of its campers became the first child to openly use cannabis oil during her stay.

IDAHO:  An Idaho House panel has killed a proposal to legalize oil extracted from cannabis plants used to treat children with severe forms epilepsy. The bill failed to garner enough votes to advance on Monday. The quick vote came after the House State Affairs panel listened to nearly four hours of testimony, ranging from tearful Read the full article…