International Epilepsy Day Special: CBD for Epilepsy

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As it’s International Epilepsy Day, we here at Leafwell thought to write a post on the use of cannabinoids for epilepsy. The past few years have seen a huge surge in interest in using cannabis – in particular, the cannabinoid, cannabidiol (CBD) – for epilepsy. Cannabis Science childhood epilepsy dravet syndrome epilepsy inflammation lennox-gastaut neuroinflammatory neuroprotectant seizures

Cannabidiol and Epilepsy Meta-Analysis

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How often have we heard, “More research is needed,” from those who would prefer to see no change in policies that should be informed by science? From climate denial to cannabis prohibition, the demand for absolute scientific certainty is a call for inaction. It begs the question: When is there “enough” research? How about not enough to eliminate all uncertainties, but enough to recommend medical treatment or change policy

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Medical Marijuana shows promising results in treatment of Epilepsy

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The post Medical Marijuana shows promising results in treatment of Epilepsy first appeared on Cannabis Law Report. An expanding number of patients are utilizing marijuana for clinical reasons.

Cannabidiol and Epilepsy Meta-Analysis

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How often have we heard, “More research is needed,” from those who would prefer to see no change in policies that should be informed by science? From climate denial to cannabis prohibition, the demand for absolute scientific certainty is a call for inaction. It begs the question: When is there “enough” research? How about not enough to eliminate all uncertainties, but enough to recommend medical treatment or change policy

When CBD Isn't Enough to Treat Epilepsy

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At night you might find Chelsea Leyland, a 31-year-old British celebrity DJ , juggling beats at a flashy Miami party while rocking a Simone Rocha dress that complements her honey-hued hair and brown eyes. By day she shifts into activist mode, traveling the country, giving interviews, talking at conferences and filming a documentary — all on the complex and controversial subject of medical marijuana. Leyland wants people to know how she has overcome a crippling neurological illness

How does medical marijuana help patients with Epilepsy?

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The Epilepsy Foundation defines epilepsy as a chronic condition of the brain which causes seizures and affects 65 million people worldwide. One in 26 people will develop epilepsy in their lifetime. It is not fully known the genetic origins of epilepsy or if the condition is hereditary. There is no cure for epilepsy and it affects children and older adults than any other group. The post How does medical marijuana help patients with Epilepsy?

Medical Marijuana And Epilepsy: All You Need To Know

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Can medical marijuana treat epilepsy? This is an important question that needs to be thoroughly explored by any patient or carer of a person with epilepsy. Epilepsy is a serious medical condition that can be dangerous if not properly treated. Treatment of epilepsy is complex, but there are some signs that medical marijuana may offer benefits to some epileptic patients. Is epilepsy a qualifying condition for a medical marijuana card? What Is Epilepsy?

Alexis Bortell, Epilepsy and the Fight to Legalize Cannabis

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Alexis suffers from Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, a rare, treatment-resistant form of epilepsy. Patient Stories dravet dravet syndrome epilepsy Lenox-Gastaut syndrome patient rights Patient storiesWhen we first met Alexis Bortell, she was just 11 years-old and had gone 866 days seizure-free thanks to the help of cannabis.

Why CBD is Dangerous For Seizures and Epilepsy

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The post Why CBD is Dangerous For Seizures and Epilepsy appeared first on Nature's Way Medicine ®. Alternative Medicine cannabis cbd education medical marijuana medicine patient care Science-Based Medicine seizures Skepticism dangerous epilepsyI recommend we all share this information with others so seizure patients across the globe will reconsider changing to a high-CBD strain that lacks the THC they depend on. .

Epidiolex CBD Epilepsy Drug Receives Approval in Europe

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GW Pharmaceuticals created the medication after studies showed surprising success treating severe childhood epilepsy, specifically Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome and Dravet Syndrome. GW Pharmaceuticals said in a press release : “This approval is the culmination of many years of dedication and collaboration between GW, physicians and the epilepsy community. The post Epidiolex CBD Epilepsy Drug Receives Approval in Europe appeared first on WeedAdvisor. On June 25, 2018, the U.S.

How Medical Marijuana Treats Epilepsy

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One area which is now widely talked about is how marijuana treats epilepsy. Marijuana in treatment of epilepsy. Epilepsy is a neurological condition which causes one to have seizures. Some of the treatments methods which are available also might not help some people with types of epilepsy that are resistant to drugs. The use of marijuana in epilepsy has been there for a long time. What components in marijuana makes it possible to be used in treating epilepsy?

GW suffers major blow as US sinks bid to patent cannabinoids for epilepsy

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British firm GW Pharmaceuticals is licking its wounds after US judges tossed out its attempt to patent multiple cannabinoids for epilepsy treatment following an eight-year battle. The patent, which has been embroiled in dispute since 2010, is for “the use of one or more cannabinoids in the treatment of epilepsy”.

How CBD May Be Able To Help Your Dog’s Epilepsy

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How CBD May Be Able To Help Your Dog’s Epilepsy Pet Behavior Science journal published a study this year that showed CBD treatment might be able to help dogs suffering from the symptoms of epilepsy, including seizures. The post How CBD May Be Able To Help Your Dog’s Epilepsy appeared first on The Fresh Toast. Cannabis Featured Medical Marijuana News CBD dogs Epilepsy pets

Huge Win for Epilepsy Patient as D.C. Lifts Ban on Medical Marijuana in Schools

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This is the case with an 11-year-old epilepsy patient, whose plight was the catalyst for D.C.’s Zoey Carty has a sever case of frontal lobe epilepsy, leading to several seizures per day. For an epilepsy patient, consistent access to medication is critical, as a single missed dose could be dangerous (depending on the individual). The post Huge Win for Epilepsy Patient as D.C. Epilepsy Medical Cannabis Medical Marijuana

CBD, Autism and Epilepsy – What you Need to Know

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ASD and Epilepsy. There is a strong link between ASD and epilepsy. In fact, research shows that about 32% of people who suffer from epilepsy are also on the autistic spectrum, and likewise, 20-30% of children on the autistic spectrum develop epilepsy. Like ASD, epilepsy is also on a spectrum and is a neurologic condition where nerves in the brain can fire abnormally, often resulting in a seizure. Help for people with ASD and Epilepsy. CBD and Epilepsy.

CBD And Genetic Testing Provide Hope For ‘Intractable’ Epilepsy In Children

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CBD derivatives have been shown to be effective in reducing seizures, but it was not until last year that the FDA approved a CBD drug for childhood epilepsy, called Epidiolex. Continue reading CBD And Genetic Testing Provide Hope For ‘Intractable’ Epilepsy In Children at The Fresh Toast. Cannabis Medical Marijuana News CBD Epidiolex Epilepsy seizures

How CBD Provides A Brighter Future For Children With Epilepsy

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Continue reading How CBD Provides A Brighter Future For Children With Epilepsy at The Fresh Toast. Cannabis Medical Marijuana News RX CBD EpilepsyWhile families struggle to understand the risks and benefits of THC, some are moving to try CBD or cannabidiol.

How CBD May Be Able To Help Your Dog’s Epilepsy

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How CBD May Be Able To Help Your Dog’s Epilepsy. Epilepsy was one of the first conditions researched when veterinarians started looking into the effects of cannabis on man’s best friend. The post How CBD May Be Able To Help Your Dog’s Epilepsy appeared first on The Fresh Toast. Cannabis Medical Marijuana News CBD dogs Epilepsy pets seizures

GW’s Cannabis-Based Epilepsy Drug Set For European Approval

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Last year, the drug became the first cannabis-based medicine to be approved in the United States after regulators permitted the treatment for two other forms of childhood epilepsy and the US Drug Enforcement Administration labelled the drug as having a low abuse potential. GW Pharmaceuticals said in May, Epidiolex was successful in treating seizures in patients with a rare form of childhood epilepsy called tuberous sclerosis complex during a late-stage trial.

Epilepsy families angry at lack of access to medicinal cannabis

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Families of children with epilepsy say they are devastated after being denied prescriptions for medicinal cannabis. People who suffer from conditions such as epilepsy and multiple sclerosis have long claimed that cannabis-based products can help manage their conditions. Two families of children with epilepsy spoke of their distress at being refused prescriptions. One of those is Prof Hannah C**k, from St George’s Hospital who specialises in epilepsy treatment.

When CBD Isn't Enough to Treat Epilepsy

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At night you might find Chelsea Leyland, a 31-year-old British actress and celebrity DJ , juggling beats at a flashy Miami party while rocking a Simone Rocha dress that complements her honey-hued hair and brown eyes. By day she shifts into activist mode, traveling the country, giving interviews, talking at conferences and filming a documentary — all on the complex and controversial subject of medical marijuana. Leyland wants people to know how she has overcome a crippling neurological illness

FDA Approves Marijuana-Based Epilepsy Drug For Use On Kids In Clinical Trials

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Federal regulators have approved two clinical studies testing whether a marijuana-based epilepsy drug may help prevent seizures among epileptic children. In San Francisco and New York City, the physician-led pediatric studies will assess the viability of a purified cannabidiol as an anti-seizure treatment among patients with various forms of epilepsy. Source: FDA Approves Marijuana-Based Epilepsy Drug For Use On Kids In Clinical Trials.

“Cannabis Saved My Child’s Life” – Maddie & Hydrocephalus

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Patient Stories childhood epilepsy dravet syndrome epilepsy hydrocephalus Lenox-Gastaut syndrome patient rights Patient storiesMaddie suffers from hydrocephalus, which is a buildup of fluid in the brain’s cavities (ventricles), ultimately causing an increase in the size of the ventricles and cranial pressure. Left untreated, hydrocephalus can cause brain damage and is fatal. Symptoms include headaches, being sick, blurred vision and difficulty walking.

Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis: Is Cannabis a Nootropic that Boosts the Brain?

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Cannabis Science CBD age brain boost brain trauma endocannabinoid system epilepsy marijuana pediatrics neurogenesis neuroinflammatory neuroplasticity neuroprotectant nootropic pediatric medicine Science and Research THCIn the film How High (2001), the characters Silas (Method Man) and Jamal (Redman) use a magical cannabis strain that allows them to ace their college entrance exam. As farcical as it may seem, they may have been onto something.

Brain Awareness Week: CBD and the Brain

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Cannabis Science alzheimer's disease anxiety bipolar disorder brain trauma chronic pain depression epilepsy medical marijuana migraine multiple sclerosis parkinson's disease schizophrenia stroke TBI trigeminal neuralgiaCannabidiol (CBD) is still a big mystery in many ways.

Specialist Doctors Launch Sapphire Medical Clinic, UK’s First Medicinal Cannabis Clinic to Treat Full Range of Health Issues Including Childhood Epilepsy

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It has been widely reported in the media that parents with children suffering from intractable epilepsy continue to experience difficulties in securing prescriptions for medical cannabis products containing THC.

Thailand: Press Release Thailand Govt Pharma Organization “Pharmaceutical Organization, Department of Medical Cooperation, Research on Medical Marijuana Extracts For cancer patients with neurodegenerative epilepsy And nervous pain”

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The Pharmaceutical Organization, Department of Medical Affairs, signed a joint research on standard quality medical marijuana extracts for patients with chemo-allergic cancer, epilepsy, muscle contraction in patients with deteriorating nerve sheaths. Press Release: Thailand Government Pharmaceutical Organization. Google Translation. 30 May 2019.

NHS approves CBD drugs for the first time

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Health epilepsy multiple sclerosis United KingdomIn a landmark decision, the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) has approved two CBD drugs for the first time. The post NHS approves CBD drugs for the first time appeared first on Leafly.

CBDA—The Raw Story

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CBDA , CBD ’s raw botanical counterpart, shows promise as a therapeutic compound for treating cancer, anxiety, epilepsy, and treatment-resistant nausea and vomiting

Greetings to the Sacred Plant Community – Good Bye and Thank You

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Greetings to the Sacred Plant Community, I wanted to let you, our Sacred Plant community and followers, know the time has come for me to return to the place my journey began back in 2011, United Patients Group , and so this letter is both good bye and thank you.

These Are The Conditions CBD Can Treat, According To Science

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Cannabis CBD Medical Marijuana Arthritis chronic pain Epilepsy multiple sclerosisThese Are The Conditions CBD Can Treat, According To Science. There's a lot of misinformation and exaggeration regarding the benefits of CBD. Here are some conditions that the compound can help alleviate.

Dr. Raphael Mechoulam Continues His Cannabis Research 

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Anti-Inflammatory Cannabinoids Cannabis Science CBD Epilepsy Research THC cbd CBD Research Raphael Mechoulam THCARaphael Mechoulam has continued his cannabis research and made discoveries that help to create an understanding of the benefits of the cannabis plant. . The post Dr. Raphael Mechoulam Continues His Cannabis Research appeared first on Medical Marijuana 411.

Ava Barry: the Young Girl with a Cannabis Licence

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Ava Barry is only 8 years old, and suffers from a rare, extremely debilitating form of epilepsy named Dravet syndrome. Patient Stories dravet syndrome epilepsy Lenox-Gastaut syndrome patient rights Patient storiesAt one point, Ava suffered 16 seizures in 36 hours. Unlike many other countries, the Irish government granted Ava Barry and her mother, Vera Twomey, a licence to use cannabis at her home in County Cork, Ireland.

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Everything Canadians need to know about CBD

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Canada Strains & products anxiety cbd chronic pain dosing epilepsy insomnia pain seizures sleep THCLearn everything you need to know about CBD in Canada, from emerging science to specific health applications, to laws around possession, use, and more. The post Everything Canadians need to know about CBD appeared first on Leafly.

Alfie Dingley: the Right to Access Medical Cannabis in the UK

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Both suffer from Dravet, a severe form of epilepsy that can cause tens to hundreds of seizures per day – up to 150 per month in Alfie’s case. Patient Stories epilepsy Marijuana Laws patient rights Patient storiesAlfie Dingley’s case reflects that of Billy Caldwell’s in so many ways. Both live in the UK, both have been denied their life-saving medication, both much travel to the Netherlands or Canada in order to get their medicine, and the families of both boys. Source.

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CannEpil™ — The first product from MGC Pharma

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CannEpil™ is CBD-based medication that is used as a treatment for people with refractory epilepsy. We have been working hard testing the effects of CBD on patients with epilepsy, with our advisory team, Professor Uri Kramer and Professor David Neubauer, for the past two years. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), there are roughly 50 million people in the world with some form of epilepsy, and of those 50 million, 30% have refractory epilepsy.

Sophia Gibson: A Young Girl Trapped By Bureaucracy

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Patient Stories epilepsy patient rights Patient storiesUpdate: Sophia Gibson condition is stable, and she has now been granted a long-term licence to take medical cannabis! She is the first person in the UK to be given this licence, after her case was reviewed by the new expert medical panel. This panel now has the power to grant these licences to UK citizens who are in dire need. This could mark a turning point in the UK’s policy towards medical. Source.

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