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  1. In Colorado, Thousands on Wait List for Marijuana to Treat Childhood Epilepsy

    In Colorado, Thousands on Wait List for Marijuana to Treat Childhood Epilepsy

    LITTLETON, COLORADO — The United States government classifies marijuana as an illegal drug, but nearly half the states have legalized the substance to some degree. Proponents say some strains of marijuana might have exceptional health benefits for treating pain or inflammation in chronic conditions such as cancer, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy. A strain of medical marijuana developed in Colorado is reputed...

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  2. Where does the medical marijuana debate stand now?

    Where does the medical marijuana debate stand now?

    Comprehensive article on the history and where the country stands on the issue of Medical Marijuana today.   Currently, 23 US states and DC have legalized the use of marijuana as a medical treatment. Maryland, Minnesota and New York are the most recent to join in 2014, and legislation to legalize medical marijuana in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania is pending....

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  3. Immune System Plays Role in Memory Impairment Associated with Chronic Epilepsy

    Immune System Plays Role in Memory Impairment Associated with Chronic Epilepsy

    Could the body’s own immune system play a role in memory impairment and cognitive dysfunction associated with conditions like chronic epilepsy, Alzheimer’s dementia and concussions? Cleveland Clinic researchers believe so, based on a study published online by PLOS ONE. The study focuses on the role of a protein known as S100B, which serves as abiomarker for brain damage. Normally, S100B is found only in the brain and...

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