Category: "Cannabis Derived Medicine"

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 […]

Benefits of CBD for Epilepsy Faded in One-Third of Patients

Benefits of CBD for Epilepsy Faded in One-Third of Patients

About one-third of patients who used cannabidiol (CBD) to manage treatment-resistant epilepsy developed tolerance to it, researchers from Israel reported here. In a study of 92 children and young adults with treatment-resistant seizures who used cannabis oil extract for an average of 19.8 months, tolerance to CBD emerged in 32.6% of patients, reported Shimrit Uliel-Sibony, […]

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 […]

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