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.

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?

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

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

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 CBD May Be Able To Help Your Dog’s Epilepsy

The Fresh Toast

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

When CBD Isn't Enough to Treat Epilepsy

Project CBD

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.

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.

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

Leafwell

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.

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”

Cannabis Law Report

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.

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.

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

Leafwell

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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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.

Israeli Study Shows Marijuana May Relieve Autism Symptoms

The Fresh Toast

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Kristin & Shelby – Fighting Dravet Syndrome

Leafwell

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.

Guess What? Your Doctor Probably Knows Nothing About Marijuana

The Fresh Toast

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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

Green Relief

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.

10 Tips for Buying CBD Oil

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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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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.

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

Why Treating Epileptic Seizures With CBD Oil Is A Good Idea?

The Joint Blog

One such ailment that has been facing a tough front in terms of medication is Epilepsy. Caused due to abnormal activities in the central nervous system, Epilepsy causes periodic seizures and sensations in individuals who tend to lose a sense of awareness.

New Jersey: Medical Marijuana Expansion Measure Signed Into Law

NORML

Specifically, it expands the pool of patients eligible for cannabis therapy to include those with chronic pain, menstrual cramps, and epilepsy. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation into law today significantly amending and expanding the state’s medical cannabis access program.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

The Israeli Cannabis Reform: A Road Paved With Good Intentions

CannaTech

Patients over the age of 18 (excepting children with severe epilepsy). Neurological indications such as epilepsy, Parkinson’s. Severe epilepsy in minors. Furthermore, specific strains targeting conditions including refractory epilepsy have been available in the interim.

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.

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: The Next Weapon In The War Against Opioid Addiction?

The Fresh Toast

It's one of the first double-blind controlled trials, the gold standard for drug research, to show benefit of using CBD outside epilepsy treatment. CBD: The Next Weapon In The War Against Opioid Addiction? A recent study suggested that CBD curbed cravings in people with opioid dependence.