epilepsy

  1. Ron Strider

    India: Medicinal Marijuana Makes A Strong Case, Deserves More Research

    A month ago, it was reported that a 12-year-old girl, Alexis Bortell, was suing an Attorney General in the US for the country's national policy restricting access to medicinal marijuana. Bortell suffers from epilepsy, and after extensive trial and error, she found that cannabis oil is the only...
  2. Ron Strider

    Not Bad Enough: The Families Left Behind By Texas' Medical Marijuana Program

    During the summer of 2016, Micah Jensen told his mother, Bonnie, he wanted to spend his birthday free of the severe migraines that had been plaguing him for months. Micah has autism and temporal lobe epilepsy, which causes recurrent, unprovoked seizures. But the migraines were new and getting...
  3. Ron Strider

    Here's What Caused This Marijuana Stock To Skyrocket 15% In November

    Medical marijuana has been used to treat epilepsy in patients for years, but so far, it's efficacy and safety hasn't been supported by a regulatory green light from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Based on recently reported results for Epidiolex, a cannabidiol epilepsy medicine, that...
  4. Ron Strider

    NY: Epilepsy Patients Failing Regular Meds Improved With Medical Cannabis

    Medically refractory epilepsy (MRE) patients in New York state who regularly used medical cannabis reported improvements in their health, according to a pilot survey presented here this week at the American Epilepsy Society annual meeting. Researchers with Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group...
  5. Ron Strider

    TX: Austin's First Cannabis Oil Dispensary Is Ready to Grow

    Austin mother Katie Graham plays a delicate balancing act. Her 7-year-old son Elliot struggles with a severe form of epilepsy, known as Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. He's tried various medications, including drug trials, over the years to quell its symptoms. "It's like having lightning storms in your...
  6. Ron Strider

    Marijuana Compounds Made In GM Yeast Could Help Epilepsy

    Cell-sized cannabis factories could soon be producing medical treatments for epilepsy. A non-psychoactive compound found in marijuana plants called cannabidivarin (CBDV) has shown promise in the treatment of severe cases of epilepsy. However, to treat just 10 per cent of people with epilepsy...
  7. Ron Strider

    Ireland: Dublin Protest Urges Cannabis Access For Epileptic Child

    A rally in central Dublin is being held in support of seizure-sufferer Ava Barry (7) on Saturday afternoon calling on the Government to allow her access to cannabis treatment at home. Ava, who has a rare and catastrophic form of epilepsy known as Dravet syndrome, has been receiving treatment...
  8. Ron Strider

    UK: Cannabis Medicines Firm GW Pharma Plans Expansion

    British cannabis-derived medicines company GW Pharma is planning to gear up its plant growing and processing operations in the UK over the next year. The firm, which switched a listing on London's junior market Aim for New York's Nasdaq last year, where it has a market value of $2.6bn...
  9. Ron Strider

    Zynerba Shares Plunge As Cannabis-Based Epilepsy Gel Fails Study

    Zynerba Pharmaceuticals Inc's stock lost more than half its value on Monday after the U.S. drug developer said its synthetic cannabis-based gel for epilepsy failed a mid-stage study. Zynerba's gel contains a synthetically processed formulation of cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive...
  10. Ron Strider

    IN: Medicinal Cannabis Registry Launches For Epileptic Hoosiers

    A new registry that will allow Hoosiers with epilepsy to obtain medicinal cannabis is now open. A law Governor Eric Holcomb signed this past legislative session charged the Indiana State Department of Health with creating a registry for individuals with epilepsy. Once on the registry...
  11. Ron Strider

    5 Things You Need To Know About Marijuana Stock

    There are three different general types of marijuana stocks on the market. Some are marijuana growers. Others provide supplies to marijuana growers. Then there's the third type of marijuana stock: the biotechs. Zynerba Pharmaceuticals belongs to the last kind of marijuana stock. Like other...
  12. Ron Strider

    Medical Cannabis Oil Named After 11-Year-Old Boy With Severe Epilepsy

    An 11-year-old boy with severe epilepsy has become the poster child for a "miraculous" medical marijuana product after his family claim it saved his life. Billy Caldwell began taking cannabis oil for his seizures after seeing a childhood epilepsy expert in California, where medical marijuana...
  13. Ron Strider

    Chelsea Leyland's Big Crusade For Cannabis

    People will often ask Chelsea Leyland, who was diagnosed with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy at 13 years old, if she's high. "Everyone associates cannabis with getting stoned," she says. "But that's not what it is. It's medicine." The New York-based British DJ and actress quickly begins to...
  14. Ron Strider

    How Big Is The Marijuana Stock Opportunity In Cannabidiol

    A lot of progress is being made on understanding how marijuana's chemical cannabinoids can be used as medicine, and among the most intriguing of these cannabinoids is cannabidiol, or CBD. It's one of at least 113 active cannabinoids found in marijuana, it's not responsible for marijuana's...
  15. Ron Strider

    Marijuana Extract Reduces Seizures In Kids With Rare Disorder

    A highly anticipated clinical trial has shown that treating patients with epilepsy with a compound derived from marijuana can significantly reduce and, in some cases, eliminate seizures in children and young adults. In the study, children and young adults with a rare and debilitating form of...
  16. Ron Strider

    Jaw Dropping Study Shows Cannabis Helps A Whopping 90% Of Epileptics Who Try It

    For the past two years, we at The Free Thought Project (TFTP) have reported on the rise of medical cannabis to treat epileptic seizures, especially in children. As knowledge is spread and legalization sweeps that nation, many people are coming forward to tell of their wondrous success at...
  17. K

    Marijuana Helps Epilepsy Patients Combat Intolerable Medication Effects

    A study finds that people with uncontrolled epilepsy - neurological disorder - resort to cannabis products when antiepileptic drug side-effects are intolerable. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder marked by sudden recurrent episodes of sensory disturbance, loss of consciousness, or...
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    Australian Survey Reveals Cannabis Use In People With Epilepsy To Manage Seizures

    People with epilepsy resort to cannabis products when antiepileptic drug side-effects are intolerable and epilepsy uncontrolled. The first Australian nationwide survey on the experiences and opinions of medicinal cannabis use in people with epilepsy has revealed that 14 per cent of people...
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    MS: Bill - Pharmacies Can Now Sell Marijuana Oil

    A bill is on the way to the governor that will allow other pharmacies to join the University of Mississippi Medical Center to dispense marijuana oil for the treatment of children who suffer with epilepsy seizures. The House passed Senate Bill 2610 on Thursday that amends Harper Grace's Law...
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    Indiana House Approves Medical Marijuana Bill For Epilepsy Patients

    Indianapolis, Ind. — People who have epilepsy could be treated with a marijuana-derived oil under a bill approved by the Indiana House. The bill passed the chamber Tuesday on a 98-0 vote. The state Senate previously approved a similar measure. Indiana's legislature has long resisted...