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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
It is already known that heavy, regular cannabis use increases the risk of developing mental health problems including psychosis and schizophrenia. The long-term use of either cannabis or cannabis-based drugs harms the brain, impairing memory, a new study has found. The study, led by Ana Sebastiao in collaboration with Neil Dawson and his team at […]
Girl who takes medical cannabis to treat seizures attends her first day of kindergarten but school not sure she can have it there!
Sad a school is in the way. EpilepsyU Santa Rosa family fights for girl’s medical cannabis use in school “A Santa Rosa girl who relies on cannabis-based oil to treat a rare form of epilepsy started kindergarten Monday under a court order that allows her to attend class while a judge decides whether the Rincon […]
Evidence has been just been released revealing that CBD oils can significantly improve seizure frequency, symptoms and other measures of efficacy in patients suffering with treatment resistant epilepsy, as published in the journal Epilepsy and Behavior. Results of this study from researchers at the University of Alabama indicate use of CBD oil reduced adverse events […]