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.

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.

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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.

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 stories

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?

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.

Why CBD is Dangerous For Seizures and Epilepsy

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

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.

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

The Fresh Toast

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.

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. CBD and 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

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.

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.

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.

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. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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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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.

Israeli Study Shows Marijuana May Relieve Autism Symptoms

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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.

Meet the Creators of Separating the Strains

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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.

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

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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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How Does CBD Affect the Endocannabinoid System?

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

Guess What? Your Doctor Probably Knows Nothing About Marijuana

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CBD Isolate Vs. Full Spectrum CBD

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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

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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

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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.

Mississippi: Proponents Turn In Signatures for 2020 Medical Cannabis Ballot Measure

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” Under Mississippi law, the possession of cannabis for medical purposes is illegal except for the use of certain CBD extracts in patients with pediatric epilepsy.

Louisiana: Medical Cannabis Access to Begin Next Week

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” Patients may be eligible for medical cannabis products if they are diagnosed with cancer, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, pots traumatic stress, or other qualifying ailments.

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Here’s What Medical Cannabis Looks Like in Texas

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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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.