While a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel recently recommended pharmaceutical-grade cannabidiol (CBD) as a treatment for two rare forms of epilepsy, CBD medication is not the same thing as medical marijuana, which is more available than ever before and promoted for wide variety of health conditions. The American Epilepsy Society (AES) wants to alert […]
Photo: Jaelah Jerger (L) and Vala Jerger (R) (Photo courtesy their mother.) Indiana allows CBD oil for epilepsy, but the girl’s particular form of epilepsy is not protected. It all began last August. Even though the laws in Indiana for cannabis are strict, the Jergers knew there were certain laws permitting CBD oil […]
Michigan, Texas and many other states are looking at doing what the Texas Department of State Health is thinking about; a crackdown on foods and oils which contain CBD. CBD is a component in marijuana/hemp plants. Unlike THC, the psychedelic active ingredient in cannabis, it cannot actually get you high; it’s frequently utilized to […]
Cannabidiol (CBD) oil has become the hot new product in states that have legalized medical marijuana. The non-intoxicating marijuana extract is being credited with helping treat a host of medical problems — everything from epileptic seizures to anxiety to inflammation to sleeplessness.
Cannabidiol oil comes from the marijuana plant, but it contains only trace amounts, if any, of the compound that produces a high. While cannabidiol oil has no psychoactive effects, it may relieve pain, and it shows some promise as a treatment for migraines. More research is needed to determine whether cannabidiol (CBD) oil is […]
For pediatric-onset treatment-resistant epilepsy, cannabinoids are effective as an adjunctive treatment for reducing seizure frequency by 50 percent or more, according to a review published online March 6 in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. More effective than placebo for reducing seizure frequency, achieving seizure freedom.