Category: "Cannabis Derived Medicine"

Today Is a Historic Day – DEA Schedules First FDA Marijuania Based Medication

Today Is a Historic Day – DEA Schedules First FDA Marijuania Based Medication

Thursday, September 27 marks a historic day. Today the DEA (United States Drug Enforcement Administration) scheduled the first marijuana based medication. Epidiolex(r) is a FDA approved medication that is made up of highly-purified, plant-derived cannabidiol (CBD) in a proprietary oral solution of pure plant-derived cannabidiol or CBD and was scheduled today at a “V”.  Epidiolex(R) […]

Cannabis 101: A guide to CBD oil

Cannabis 101: A guide to CBD oil

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a non-intoxicating chemical compound that comes from the cannabis sativa plant.  CBD is one of over 100 such compounds, known as cannabinoids, which are found in the plant. Unlike THC — or tetrahydrocannabinol, another cannabinoid — CBD is non-euphoric. What is the history of CBD? CBD was first discovered in the 1940’s by […]

Epilepsy Epilepsy expert discusses latest research, side effects and FDA guidance for use aproved CBD treatment

Epilepsy Epilepsy expert discusses latest research, side effects and FDA guidance for use aproved CBD treatment

Treating epilepsy presents a variety of challenges for patients and their families. Sometimes, it takes time to find the right medication and dosing to properly manage seizures and other epilepsy-related health issues. Or it may be necessary to adjust the medication so that it doesn’t cause side effects that impact quality of life. This is […]

Federal chokehold on marijuana stymies studies on epilepsy, autism

Federal chokehold on marijuana stymies studies on epilepsy, autism

A few years ago, I began to see children in my practice who seemingly responded to marijuana-derived extracts. And as a result, I grew cautiously optimistic that these extracts might be good treatments for the condition. As a devout believer in evidence-based medicine, I still needed experimental data that could distinguish bona fide effectiveness from […]

FDA warns drug manufacturer marketing CBD products

PLEASE BEWARE – DON’T SELF MEDICATE WITH OVER THE COUNTER CBD PRODUCTS/CLAIMS – EpilepsyU The July 31 warning letter reflects FDA’s continuing concern over the marketing of CBD products—including supplements—to treat diseases like cancer and schizophrenia without agency drug approval. For the fourth year in a row, FDA delivered at least one warning letter related […]

Medical cannabis ‘safe’ for severe childhood epilepsy

Australian Study Shows – A small but significant group had a notable reduction in their seizures lmost all of the first 40 children given cannabidiol for severe epilepsy in Australia had an adverse event within three months — although most were mild and unrelated to the therapy, according to a study. Although four children withdrew from […]

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