International Epilepsy Day Special: CBD for Epilepsy

Leafwell

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.

Cannabidiol and Epilepsy Meta-Analysis

Project CBD

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.

Cannabidiol and Epilepsy Meta-Analysis

Project CBD

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.

Alexis Bortell, Epilepsy and the Fight to Legalize Cannabis

Leafwell

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 stories

How does medical marijuana help patients with Epilepsy?

FloridaMarijuana.net

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?

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

Cannabis Law Report

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.

CBD, Autism and Epilepsy – What you Need to Know

Otherside Farms

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. CBD and Epilepsy.

How Medical Marijuana Treats Epilepsy

Otherside Farms

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. The use of marijuana in epilepsy has been there for a long time.

Why CBD is Dangerous For Seizures and Epilepsy

Nature's Way Medicine

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 epilepsy

Epilepsy families angry at lack of access to medicinal cannabis

Weedistry

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.

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

Otherside Farms

Federal regulators have approved two clinical studies testing whether a marijuana-based epilepsy drug may help prevent seizures among epileptic children. Source: FDA Approves Marijuana-Based Epilepsy Drug For Use On Kids In Clinical Trials.

Brain Awareness Week: CBD and the Brain

Leafwell

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.

“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.

Ava Barry: the Young Girl with a Cannabis Licence

Leafwell

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 stories

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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 stories

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Israeli Study Shows Marijuana May Relieve Autism Symptoms

The Fresh Toast

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CannEpil™ — The first product from MGC Pharma

MGC Pharma

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.

Kristin & Shelby – Fighting Dravet Syndrome

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Patient Stories dravet syndrome epilepsy hydrocephalus Lenox-Gastaut syndrome patient rights Patient stories“I saw a change almost immediately. I can’t even explain … I can’t even describe it, but it was … It was like a light started coming back into her eyes.” This is how Kristin Wilcox describes the effect a cannabis-infused drug given to her daughter, Shelby Mathews, during a clinical trial on cannabinoids for Dravet Syndrome.

What will unrestricted access to Medicinal Cannabis look like in Australia?

MGC Pharma

kg of THC per annum for Epilepsy, MS and HIV/Aids sufferers alone. cannabis-medical epilepsy cannabis medical-marijuana australiaWhat will unrestricted access to Medicinal Cannabis look like in Australia?

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Meet the Creators of Separating the Strains

CannaTech

I’m a DJ by night and a Cannabis/Epilepsy activist by day. This project has become a real obsession so anything about me will always end up with a conversation about cannabis and/or epilepsy. We both live with epilepsy, and hers is more severe.

How Does CBD Affect the Endocannabinoid System?

Green Relief

How Does CBD Affect the Endocannabinoid System? The endocannabinoid system exists to respond to endogenous cannabinoids produced by the human body.

CBD Isolate Vs. Full Spectrum CBD

Green Relief

Due to its non-psychoactive healing properties, Cannabidiol (CBD) has become a very popular option for patients seeking a natural alternative to treat conditions such as chronic pain, anxiety, epilepsy, and more. WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CBD ISOLATE AND FULL SPECTRUM CBD?

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Researchers Investigate Cannabis Compounds to Treat Dementia

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Alzheimer’s antidepressant Cannabinoids cannabis Cannabis Oil CBD Depression Disease Education Endocannabinoid System endocannabinoid system (ECS) Entourage Epilepsy Health Homeostasis Seizures Testimonial THCby Betty Yu. Researchers Investigate Cannabis Compounds to Treat Dementia.

Rationale for Genetically Guided Cannabis Therapy

Green Relief

10/8/2017. 0 COMMENTS. By Janna Champagne, BSN, RN. I was first introduced to the topic of Epigenetics in 2008 at a business conference in Florida, and as a medical professional I was immediately intrigued.

UPDATE: CannEpil™ production has officially commenced

MGC Pharma

CBD-based treatment for people with Refractory Epilepsy?—?is According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), there are approximately 50 million people currently living with a form of Epilepsy throughout the world, and of those 50 million, 30% have Refractory Epilepsy.

10 Tips for Buying CBD Oil

Project CBD

In June 2018, the Food and Drug Administration ( FDA ) gave its blessing to “Epidiolex,” a purfied CBD pharmaceutical, for treating severe pediatric epilepsy.

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Here’s What Medical Cannabis Looks Like in Texas

Leafly

The Lone Star State is so strict that only epilepsy patients can obtain CBD oil. But some companies are investing for the long haul. The post Here’s What Medical Cannabis Looks Like in Texas appeared first on Leafly. Politics medical marijuana texas

Serious Conditions Are Responding To Cannabinoid Therapy

Penninsula Alternative Health

Epilepsy Seizure disorders are on the list of qualifying conditions for most medical cannabis states. Because nearly one-third of patients with epilepsy are not getting the results they want from conventional treatments, they are eager to experiment with natural cannabinoid therapy.

Marijuana’s CBD Can Help Sufferers Of Lennox–Gastaut Syndrome

The Fresh Toast

Marijuana’s CBD Can Help Sufferers Of Lennox–Gastaut Syndrome A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine explored the potential for CBD combined with current medicine therapies to help patients with this severe form of epilepsy.

Happy 26th Birthday Hayley Rose!

Cannabis Life Network

At six years old, Hayley Rose was diagnosed with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS), a rare and severe form of epilepsy that can cause multiple daily seizures– even when she’s asleep.

Japanese Officials Approve Epidiolex For Clinical Trials

Cannabis Law Report

Epidiolex was crafted as a treatment for two forms of childhood epilepsy. It was primarily developed for the treatment of two severe forms of epilepsy — Dravet Syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome.

How to Get a MMJ Card for Your Child

Leafwell

Yet, kids suffering from cancer, epilepsy and all sorts of other conditions are often given highly-addictive. Everybody’s heard about adults getting a medical marijuana card for themselves.

Australia: ABC Report Says Black Market Medical Cannabis Outweighs Regulated By 30 to 1

Cannabis Law Report

Featured: Michael Lambert, father of child with epilepsy. Carol Ireland, managing director, Epilepsy Action Australia. Medicinal cannabis: desperate parents turn to black market. By Meghna Bali on PM. Download Medicinal cannabis: desperate parents turn to black market (1.77

CBD: Exploring The Therapeutic Effects of Cannabis Without the High

Canna Care Docs

Recently, research has revolved around the use of cannabidiol for treating refractory epilepsy , most notably in children suffering from Dravet Syndrome. Epilepsy Currents. CBD-enriched medical cannabis for intractable pediatric epilepsy.

A Beginner’s Guide to the Positive Medical Effects of Cannabis

Canabo Medical Clinic

Research Connects Medical Cannabis Treatment and Epilepsy. One example is the use of medical marijuana in the treatment of epilepsy. Some early research indicates cannabis could be effective in alleviating the symptoms of some severe forms of epilepsy. In the few studies available, the results suggested CBD oil can be helpful in treating some particularly difficult-to-treat forms of epilepsy, including drug-resistant epilepsy (DRE).

Alabama Senate Committee Approves Medical Cannabis Legislation

Cannabis Law Report

Conditions that qualify patients for legal marijuana access include addiction, epilepsy, chronic pain, cancer and depression. The legislation would allow patients 19 and older who are suffering from one of 33 conditions to qualify for medical marijuana and obtain it at licensed dispensaries.

Medical Marijuana Consumption Methods: Pros & Cons

Leafwell

Here is a list of the most common conditions medical cannabis can be used for: Anxiety Depression Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) Epilepsy and Dravet Syndrome Crohn’s Disease Cancer – for chemotherapy side-effects; further research is being carried out with regards to. Medical marijuana’s therapeutic effects have been known for centuries, but its medical applications have only been recently confirmed.

Kentucky Lawmakers Push to Legalize Medical Marijuana

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Lawmakers have been listening to constituents suffering from debilitating diseases, like epilepsy and cancer, who say they would like to have the option to explore how medical cannabis may ease their symptoms. Cassie Everett, a woman from Louisville who suffers from epilepsy contacted Rep.

New study shows CBD as effective antidepressant in mice

Leaf Science

Since the FDA approved the first CBD-based epilepsy medication Epidiolex earlier this year, growing interest in CBD and the benefits of medical cannabis is likely to prompt more much-needed research into this field.

Breaking Down The Cannabis Plant

MGC Pharma

It’s also effective in treating patients with refractory epilepsy who experience daily seizures. In fact, MGC Pharma has just released their first product, CannEpil™, a CBD-based medication to help treat patients with refractory epilepsy.