seizures

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. Ron Strider

    Controlling Seizures With Cannabis Compounds

    It's bed time for 13-year-old Viridiana. And as her parents, Roberto and Maria, read to her, they know their daughter's own story is different than a normal child's. "She depends on us for almost, just about everything," says Roberto Ortego, Viridiana's dad. And it's a story Viridiana...
  4. Ron Strider

    Missouri Should Expand Legal Uses For CBD Oil

    When my 96-year-old mother began to suffer seizures it was devastating to her and all of us. The seizures exhausted and confused her, and the drugs used to control them left her unsteady and often unable to stay awake at all. Then I saw a television news report about CBD oil and how it has...
  5. Ron Strider

    ID: Promise Of CBD Oil Proven Again

    A study proves once again the promise of CBD's medical benefits, which still aren't available in Idaho. A study published days ago in the New England Journal of Medicine finds that a cannabis extract can dramatically cut–and even potentially eliminate–epileptic seizures in those who suffer...
  6. Ron Strider

    Marijuana-Based Drug Shows Promise; Could Impact Idaho Policy

    A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine finds children with severe epilepsy who suffer from seizures are being helped by a drug derived from marijuana. Findings stemming from the research trial could have impacts on Idaho policy. The kids participating in the study include...
  7. Ron Strider

    Marijuana Extract Sharply Cuts Seizures In Severe Form Of Epilepsy

    An oil derived from the marijuana plant sharply reduces violent seizures in young people suffering from a rare, severe form of epilepsy, according to a study published Wednesday that gives more hope to parents who have been clamoring for access to the medication. Cannabidiol cut the median...
  8. Ron Strider

    Marijuana Extract Helps Some Kids With Epilepsy, Study Says

    A medicine made from marijuana, without the stuff that gives a high, cut seizures in kids with a severe form of epilepsy in a study that strengthens the case for more research into pot's possible health benefits. "This is the first solid, rigorously obtained scientific data" that a marijuana...
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    8 Cannabis Facts That Defy Traditional Stereotypes

    What comes to mind when you hear the word "marijuana"? Do you envision a drug that makes people lazy, or a medicinal herb that could potentially save lives? Although the Marihuana Tax Act effectively outlawed the plant in the 30s, a campaign to taint its image began in the U.S long before it...
  10. K

    GA: Cannabis Oil Trial Showing Positive Results For Childhood Epilepsy

    Augusta, Ga, — A cannabis oil study at Augusta University shows promise in the fight against childhood epilepsy. Nine-year-old Preston Weaver is one of about 50 patients showing positive responses to a new treatment not yet approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. With an...
  11. K

    CO: Hemp Oil Helping With Seizures

    When conventional medicine failed to help their son, Kathy and Ryan Reed moved from Baldwin City to Manitou Springs, Colo., where they found relief in a product not legal in Kansas – hemp oil. "We saw some great results," Kathy said. "We saw him sleeping through the night for the first time...
  12. S

    Hola Everybody

    I am a 39-year-old male, my hobbies are growing plants mostly reusable veggies and fruits outside, I have seizures, and I use weed to help and also lions mane mushrooms, I like to write and make music videos, Today I built my grow room out of Beneful Dog Food bags and birthday balloons made...
  13. K

    WV: Elixir Of Hope - Cannabis Oil

    Every step throughout her day, from brushing her teeth to cooking dinner, Francie Floyd is protected by a 110-pound black German Shepard. Heads turned as Floyd strolled the Meadowbrook Mall with her boyfriend, Matt Daugherty, on her left, and her dog, Segen, on her right. The brown-eyed...
  14. K

    DEA Ruling Has Marijuana Patients Nervous

    Las Vegas – Two-years-ago the kitchen table at Jed Snyder's house was covered in prescription bottles. The pills were lined up, as they are every day, for his son Nico. Nicolas Snyder was born with a rare, and severe form of epilepsy known as Dravet Syndrome. It caused daily seizures ranging...
  15. K

    ON: Study To Test Cannabis In Kids With Epilepsy

    Toronto - Researchers at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children are poised to begin a clinical trial using cannabis extracts to treat children with severe epilepsy whose seizures can't be controlled with existing medications. The trial is believed to be the first in Canada to test an oral...
  16. K

    Ireland: Parents Call For Cannabis Oil Law Change To Help Little Sophia's Seizures

    A Co Down family is calling for cannabis oil to be legalised for medicinal purposes to help their little girl who suffers frequent seizures. Sophia Gibson (5) was diagnosed with Dravet syndrome right before her first birthday. Dravet syndrome is a rare genetic dysfunction of the brain that...
  17. K

    Ireland: Parents Call For Cannabis Oil Law Change To Help Little Sophia's Seizures

    A Co Down family is calling for cannabis oil to be legalised for medicinal purposes to help their little girl who suffers frequent seizures. Sophia Gibson (5) was diagnosed with Dravet syndrome right before her first birthday. Dravet syndrome is a rare genetic dysfunction of the brain that...
  18. K

    Ireland: Mother's 300km Walk To Plead For Life-Saving Cannabis

    A young mother launched a 300km walk to Dublin to personally plead with Health Minister Simon Harris to fast-track synthetic cannabis oil treatment for Irish children facing potentially life-threatening seizures. Vera Twomey-Barry decided on the desperate action after her daughter, Ava (6)...
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    Ireland: Mother's 300km Walk To Plead For Life-Saving Cannabis

    A young mother launched a 300km walk to Dublin to personally plead with Health Minister Simon Harris to fast-track synthetic cannabis oil treatment for Irish children facing potentially life-threatening seizures. Vera Twomey-Barry decided on the desperate action after her daughter, Ava (6)...
  20. K

    Arkansas Medical Marijuana Proponents Launch TV Ad

    Little Rock, Ark. - Supporters of a medical marijuana proposal in Arkansas have launched a television ad touting the November ballot measure as a way to help children with seizures. Informing Arkansas on Friday began airing the ad for the proposed constitutional amendment, which would allow...