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    ON: Mom Says Nurses Refusing To Administer The Cannabis Oil That Quell Son's Seizures

    The mother of a child with a rare, life-threatening illness says nurses are refusing to administer the medicine that most effectively treats his seizures - all because of hospital politics surrounding children and medical marijuana. Maria Niembro's 11-year-old son, Francesco, has CFC Syndrome...
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    ON: Mom Says Nurses Refusing To Administer The Cannabis Oil That Quell Son's Seizures

    The mother of a child with a rare, life-threatening illness says nurses are refusing to administer the medicine that most effectively treats his seizures - all because of hospital politics surrounding children and medical marijuana. Maria Niembro's 11-year-old son, Francesco, has CFC Syndrome...
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    A Drug Derived From Marijuana Just Cleared Another Major Hurdle Toward Approval In US

    An experimental drug derived from marijuana just passed another critical hurdle toward being approved to treat certain kinds of epilepsy. A phase 3 trial reported Monday found that the drug, Epidiolex, was more effective at reducing the number of seizures in patients with a type of epilepsy...
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    A Drug Derived From Marijuana Just Cleared Another Major Hurdle Toward Approval In US

    An experimental drug derived from marijuana just passed another critical hurdle toward being approved to treat certain kinds of epilepsy. A phase 3 trial reported Monday found that the drug, Epidiolex, was more effective at reducing the number of seizures in patients with a type of epilepsy...
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    Warner (D-VA) Co-Sponsors Therapeutic Hemp Medical Access Act

    U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA) has signed on to co-sponsor the bipartisan Therapeutic Hemp Medical Access Act of 2015, which would allow Virginians suffering with intractable epilepsy access to therapeutic cannabidiol (CBD) oil, a harmless, non-psychoactive hemp extract that is used to treat...
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    Iowa Toddler Suffering From Seizures Hoping To Find Relief In Medical Marijuana

    A Cedar Falls family exhausted and out of options for their four year old, Garrett. Garrett suffers from seizures nearly every day. The Deckers are asking Iowa lawmakers to approve the proposed expansion of Iowa's Medical Marijuana Law, to allow for the availability of cannabis oil in our...
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    Albany Family: Medical Marijuana Too Costly For Man Who Needs It Most

    A local woman is trying to raise money for her brother who has suffered daily seizures for nearly 20 years. The family was extremely relived when he was approved for medical marijuana oil in NYS, but with the cost for one year being over $24,000 — they had to stop his treatment because they...
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    Albany Family: Medical Marijuana Too Costly For Man Who Needs It Most

    A local woman is trying to raise money for her brother who has suffered daily seizures for nearly 20 years. The family was extremely relived when he was approved for medical marijuana oil in NYS, but with the cost for one year being over $24,000 — they had to stop his treatment because they...
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    Draconian Drug Laws Continue To Create Families Of 'Cannabis Refugees' Seeking Care

    Shortly after Amylea Nuñez was born in December, the newborn started having seizures, as many as 15 a day. Knowing the medicines she was prescribed by doctors at Children's Hospital Colorado could seriously damage her liver, Amylea's parents requested that she be treated with Charlotte's Web...
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    A Case For Medical Marijuana: How Weed Helped A Teen Cope With 3,000 Seizures A Day

    Toni Richard, the mother of a 15-year-old who has autism and epilepsy, allows her son to combat the 3,000 seizures a day he was once afflicted with by using an unconventional method: medical marijuana. "In 13 years, my son had slept 50 nights, so the night we started medical marijuana, he...
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    A Case For Medical Marijuana: How Weed Helped A Teen Cope With 3,000 Seizures A Day

    Toni Richard, the mother of a 15-year-old who has autism and epilepsy, allows her son to combat the 3,000 seizures a day he was once afflicted with by using an unconventional method: medical marijuana. "In 13 years, my son had slept 50 nights, so the night we started medical marijuana, he...
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    Legislative Deadline Snares Bill To Legalize Hemp Oil For Treatment Of Seizures

    The Kansas legislature's turnaround deadline was last week. That means many bills are likely dead for the session, including one to legalize marijuana oil for treating seizures. The oil in question doesn't have enough THC to get people high, but the politics of marijuana make the bill a tough...
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    2-Month-Old Makes Medical Marijuana History At Colorado Hospital

    At just 2 months of age, Amylea Nunez is the youngest patient ever to receive cannabis oil treatment at a Colorado hospital, according to a KRQE News report. She has a rare form of epilepsy and has been suffering from seizures since she was born in December. After weeks of drug therapy in...
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    2-Month-Old Makes Medical Marijuana History At Colorado Hospital

    At just 2 months of age, Amylea Nunez is the youngest patient ever to receive cannabis oil treatment at a Colorado hospital, according to a KRQE News report. She has a rare form of epilepsy and has been suffering from seizures since she was born in December. After weeks of drug therapy in...
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    NZ: Medical Cannabis First

    A Northland woman is the first person in the country to receive publicly-funded medical cannabis to control severe epilepsy. The news comes as Kerikeri-based Green MP David Clendon is due to table a petition in Parliament today calling on the government to fund the medication for patients...
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    Can Medical Marijuana Calm Kids' Seizures?

    Desperate for relief, parents are taking unusual steps to help children plagued with seizures. The relief, however, comes in a most unlikely form: marijuana. As many as 30 percent of people with epilepsy–or about one million Americans–still have seizures while on Food and Drug Administration...
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    Can Medical Marijuana Calm Kids' Seizures?

    Desperate for relief, parents are taking unusual steps to help children plagued with seizures. The relief, however, comes in a most unlikely form: marijuana. As many as 30 percent of people with epilepsy–or about one million Americans–still have seizures while on Food and Drug Administration...
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    Medical Cannabis In Minnesota: Harlow's Story

    Six months into Minnesota's medical cannabis program, a Golden Valley four year old is running up and down stairs, climbing over furniture, writing on walls, and running through the aisles of Target, toddler milestones her parents never thought possible. "We jokingly call them "inchstones"...
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    NZ: Medical Marijuana Funding Approved For Northland Woman

    A woman who may have otherwise died from her regular severe seizures has been granted approval for medical marijuana funding. Alisha Butt, 20, has the mentality of a toddler and is unable to speak. Her seizures had presented a huge problem for specialists who were unable to adequately...
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    Ottawa Boy Relies On Homemade Cannabis Oil To Calm 'Catastrophic' Seizures

    A seven-year-old Ottawa boy who uses cannabis oil to alleviate seizures caused by a rare form of epilepsy can't get the treatment from a local producer, so his mother is making it herself. Liam McKnight suffers from Dravet syndrome, a condition causing frequent and severe seizures that often...
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