Archive for the ‘Epilepsy’ Category

Researchers recently solved a major gap in scientific literature by using mobile software technology to measure the real-time effects of actual cannabis-based products used by millions of people every day.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190226112353.htm

 

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https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180910173731.htm

Very effective medication for many conditions.

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A pioneering study has found Australian parents who turned to medicinal cannabis to treat children with epilepsy overwhelmingly (75 percent) considered the extracts as “effective.” Contrary to parental expectations, extracts generally contained low doses of cannabidiol (CBD) — commonly considered to be a key therapeutic element and that has been successfully used in recent clinical trials to treat epilepsy.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180705115620.htm

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https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180516172255.htm

Cannabidiol (CBD), a compound derived from the cannabis plant that does not produce a ‘high,’ was shown in a new large-scale, randomized, controlled trial to significantly reduce the number of dangerous seizures in patients with a severe form of epilepsy called Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. This study also is the first to offer information on cannabidiol dosing for patients with treatment-resistant epilepsy.

 

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Taking cannabidiol may cut seizures in half for some children and adults with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), a severe form of epilepsy, according to new information from a large scale controlled clinical study. Cannabidiol is a molecule from the cannabis plant that does not have the psychoactive properties that create a ‘high.’

Source: Cannabis-based medicine may cut seizures in half for those with tough-to-treat epilepsy — ScienceDaily

The medicinal properties of cannabidiol are quickly drawing the attention of scientists, plant-medicine lovers, dietary-supplement companies and Big Pharma.

Source: The Battle For Cannabidiol (CBD): Big Pharma VS The People | HoneyColony

Just incredible!  CBD is not psychoactive and should be in the same category as over-the-counter supplements, like herbal teas, echinacea, ginger, Valerian root, chamomile, etc.  But, because it offers medicinal help, the DEA bans it to support big phramaceutical companies.  I sure would like to see the DEA disbanded, as they’ve sucked more than a trillion dollars in tax money, and what have they accomplished?  A million people in prison, $5 heroin, and ubiquitous methamphetamine.  If a company was that effective, it would be bankrupt.  Why is Congress not chastising them and defunding them over such disingenuous ineffectiveness?

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New research shows a dramatic drop in painkiller prescriptions after medical marijuana laws are passed.

Source: One striking chart shows why pharma companies are fighting legal marijuana – The Washington Post