FDA Approves Marketing Of Plant-Derived Marijuana Medicine

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Regulators at the US Food and Drug Administration on Monday granted market approval to Epidiolex, a prescription medicine containing a standardized formulation of plant-derived cannabidiol (CBD) for the explicit treatment of two rare forms of severe epilepsy: Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome. The proprietary extract formulation – developed by the British biotechnology firm GW Pharmaceuticals – had Read the full article…

FDA Approves First Cannabis-Based Epilepsy Drug

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MARYLAND: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Epidiolex (cannabidiol) [CBD] oral solution for the treatment of seizures associated with two rare and severe forms of epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome, in patients two years of age and older. This is the first FDA-approved drug that contains a purified drug substance derived from Read the full article…

Study: CBD Extracts Significantly Reduced Seizure Frequency In Children With Refractory Epilepsy

Israeli researchers assessed the sustained daily use of extracted CBD oils in a cohort of young patients with treatment resistant epilepsy.

ISRAEL: The adjunctive use of CBD extracts is safe and effective in adolescent patients with refractory epilepsy, according to clinical data published online ahead of print in the journal Brain & Development. Israeli researchers assessed the sustained daily use of extracted CBD oils in a cohort of young patients with treatment resistant epilepsy. Thirty-five percent of participants experienced a Read the full article…

Study: Artisanal CBD Preparations Associated With Reduced Seizure Activity In Epileptic Children

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TENNESSEE: Cannabidiol administration is associated with a significant reduction in seizure frequency in patients with drug-resistant pediatric epilepsy, according to data published in the journal Epilepsy & Behavior. Vanderbilt University researchers retrospectively assessed the impact of the adjunctive use of grey-market CBD products in a cohort of 108 children with refractory epilepsy. Authors reported: “The addition of CBD resulted Read the full article…

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…