Category: "Cannabis Derived Medicine"

Case Report Highlights SUDEP Risk With Cannabis Monotherapy for Epilepsy

Case Report Highlights SUDEP Risk With Cannabis Monotherapy for Epilepsy

A case study of 2 patients with epilepsy who switched from standard-of-care treatment to cannabis therapy reports a relationship between the use of cannabinoids and mortality, specifically suggesting that the risk for death may be higher for patients who only rely on cannabis to manage their seizures. The case report was recently published in Epilepsy & Behavior Case […]

First Cannabinoid-Based Rapid Seizure Cessation Formulation Patent Granted

First Cannabinoid-Based Rapid Seizure Cessation Formulation Patent Granted

JC Pharma Inc.  was recently awarded a US Patent (US10206901B2) entitled, “Method and composition for acute treatment of seizures” for its Cannabis sativa-derived intranasal formulation used to terminate ongoing seizure activity in epilepsy and self-injurious behavior in autistic children. With this patent and the Cannatol product line JC is following in the footsteps of GW Pharmaceuticals and their […]

CBD 101 – CBD 101

CBD 101 – CBD 101

On any given day, my email inbox will contain at least 10 press releases for something involving or containing cannabidiol—the cannabis compound more colloquially known as CBD. In my persepctive, it’s entertaining and a bit alarming watching CBD flood consumer markets. I think of my friend, who uses CBD products despite not using cannabis otherwise. […]

CBD Superior to Placebo, Similar to AEDs for Managing Epilepsy Syndromes

CBD Superior to Placebo, Similar to AEDs for Managing Epilepsy Syndromes

Cannabinoids (CBDs) demonstrated superior efficacy to placebo and similar efficacy to that of other antiepileptic drugs for managing Dravet syndrome and Lennox–Gastaut syndrome in pediatric patients as well as for adults with epilepsy, according to review results of 3 randomized trials published in Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology. In 3 recently published trials, all of which began with […]

Is CBD Oil Legal? State-By-State and Future Legality.

Is CBD Oil Legal? State-By-State and Future Legality.

CBD oil has exploded in popularity lately. Where is it legal, what are the exceptions and what is the future of its federal legality? As the push for legal medical marijuana turned into one of the more universally popular stances in the country, advocates have been pushing for more states to legalize cannabis entirely. While […]

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