Category: "Cannabis Derived Medicine"

Cannabidiol reduces seizures in treatment-resistant epilepsy

Cannabidiol reduces seizures in treatment-resistant epilepsy

Cannabidiol is an effective and generally well-tolerated add-on treatment for drop seizures in patients with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, according to research published in The Lancet. “Patients with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, a rare, severe form of epileptic encephalopathy, are frequently treatment resistant to available medications,” Elizabeth A. Thiele, MD, from the pediatric epilepsy program at Massachusetts General Hospital, […]

Yet More Good News for GW Pharma’s Cannabinoid Drug Against Epilepsy

Yet More Good News for GW Pharma’s Cannabinoid Drug Against Epilepsy

New data in The Lancet provides further support for GW Pharma’s drug, Epidiolex, for the treatment of a rare form of epilepsy.   GW Pharmaceuticals has achieved encouraging Phase III results for Epidiolex, which have been published in leading scientific journal, The Lancet. The company’s lead candidate is being developed for the treatment of epilepsy […]

New Research Into the Effectiveness of Cannabis for Autism

New Research Into the Effectiveness of Cannabis for Autism

Scientists in Israel are conducting open clinical trials utilizing whole plant cannabis in search of an autism spectrum disorder treatment after stumbling upon a tremendous observation in an unrelated study.   Bonni Goldstein M.D., resident Marijuana.com medical expert and published author, said the early evidence shows autism is a result of genetic mutations and a […]

The World Health Organization Announcement About Cannabidiol Is Big News For People With Epilepsy, But More Research Needs To Be Done

The World Health Organization Announcement About Cannabidiol Is Big News For People With Epilepsy, But More Research Needs To Be Done

Marijuana’s effect on the body has garnered more and more interest as it becomes legal for medical and recreational use in different states. People who are against marijuana legalization cite the potential for addiction and other dangerous side effects, but a new report may debunk this popularly-held belief. On Dec. 13, the World Health Organization […]

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