Category: "Cannabis Derived Medicine"

U.S. Rep. Scott Perry announces bill for national legalization of medical marijuana oil for seizures

U.S. Rep. Scott Perry announces bill for national legalization of medical marijuana oil for seizures

In a move that could trump state legislative actions in Pennsylvania and across the nation, U.S. Rep. Scott Perry is on Monday introducing a bill to nationally legalize a marijuana-based oil that has been shown to reduce seizures in children with debilitating epilepsy. The conservative York County Republican made the announcement Monday morning at a press conference where […]

Cannabis Classroom: The Role Of Cannabis In Epilepsy And Seizure Disorders

Cannabis Classroom: The Role Of Cannabis In Epilepsy And Seizure Disorders

What Is Epilepsy?: Seizures vs. Epilepsy The medical definition of seizure is a clinical expression of abnormal, excessive, synchronous discharge of neurons residing primarily in the brain’s cerebral cortex. Alternatively, the term epilepsy encompasses a broad range clinical syndromes characterized by repeated seizures over time unprovoked by an acute systemic or neurological insult. “It’s the […]

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 […]

9-Year-Old Girl’s Death Shines A Tragic Light On Medical Marijuana Debate

9-Year-Old Girl’s Death Shines A Tragic Light On Medical Marijuana Debate

NEW YORK — Drug reform advocates across New York state are demanding emergency access to medical marijuana for critically ill patients after a 9-year-old girl who suffered from debilitating seizures died last week due to complications with her disorder. Anna Conte, the child whose family has been at the center of New York’s medical marijuana […]

Illinois and Missouri join 11 other States Legalizing CBD for Epilepsy for Pediatric Patients

Illinois and Missouri join 11 other States Legalizing CBD for Epilepsy for Pediatric Patients

Cannabidiol is being recognized nationwide for its powerful anti-seizure properties. Children who have never been able to live seizure-free are now being given access to a simple and effective natural treatment that seems to be changing many lives. Over the past week, Missouri and Illinois became the latest states to grant medical access to CBD […]

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