Category: "Cannabis Derived Medicine"

Medical Marijuana for Epilepsy: What We Know

Medical Marijuana for Epilepsy: What We Know

Earlier this year, the Virginia State Legislature voted to expand the medical cannabis oil program in the Commonwealth. I have patients ask me about medical marijuana during every clinic visit. Here are a few talking points that will help guide the discussion with your patients. Patients usually start the conversation by saying, “I read on […]

Public faith in marijuana outpaces medical research, study finds

Public faith in marijuana outpaces medical research, study finds

Despite limited evidence, Americans have an increasingly positive view of the health benefits of marijuana. Nearly two-thirds believe pot can reduce pain, while close to half say it improves symptoms of anxiety, depression, epilepsy, and multiple sclerosis, according to a new online survey of 9,003 adults. Pennsylvania and New Jersey are among the 30 states, […]

Medical cannabis for epilepsy approved in FDA first

Medical cannabis for epilepsy approved in FDA first

In the context of an ever-louder international debate on whether patients with severe forms of epilepsy should be allowed to use medical cannabis to manage their condition, the Food and Drug Administration have just officially approved one such drug.   The Food and Drug Administration have just approved a cannabis-based drug for the first time. […]

The FDA Says It Will Likely Never Approve Smoking Cannabis

The FDA Says It Will Likely Never Approve Smoking Cannabis

The federal agency joins a community of health experts who think smoking is not a good way to consume weed.   The commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, Scott Gottlieb, recently suggested that the agency would never approve of smoking cannabis. This opposition to smoking is shared by many health experts, even those who […]

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