epilepsy

CBD in epilepsy reduces early onset forms of the disease

Epilepsy is one of the most common neurologic problems around the world. Talking about the word “epilepsy” encompasses a number of different syndromes whose main feature is a tendency to recurrent unprovoked seizures (two or more).[1] What are the current causes of epilepsy? Epilepsy occurs as a result of the following causes[2] Idiopathic (unknown origin) [...]

Medical Cannabis for pets

For any animal lovers out there, our pets are just like another member of the family. Unfortunately, conventional medication doesn’t always work, and just as we do with our human loved ones, we go that extra mile to find an alternative for our pets. Thankfully, compounds in the cannabis plant are gaining traction as a [...]

Legal Framework in the UK regarding use of Medical Cannabis

During the last year 2018, the legislation surrounding therapeutic Cannabis in the UK was in constant change, due to the need to help patients suffering from severe intractable epilepsy. Besides, Canada became the second country worldwide, after Uruguay, to legalise medical cannabis programs. What has triggered the legal modifications in the UK? The British online [...]

Cannabinoids and Children

There are many severe diseases that can affect children, such as epilepsy, attention deficit disorder association, autism or cerebral palsy, just to mention a few ones. When a child is born with one of these kinds of illnesses it can often lead to a life time of hospital visits, not to mention the stress of [...]

The DEA includes a cannabidiol-based medicine in the Controlled Substances Act

On Thursday 27th of September, Epidiolex became the first cannabidiol-based substance placed under Schedule V of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) by the Department of Justice and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). This was the consequence of a large, controlled and successful clinical trial that led the DEA to accept the medical application of this CBD-based [...]

CBD can help reduce the attacks of Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome

Epilepsy is a brain disorder that causes seizures in the patient repeatedly during a period of time. These attacks provoke episodes of abnormal and uncontrolled activity in neurons that modify the behavior or attention of the affected. Because it manifests in many ways depending on the patient, epilepsy has been divided into different groups of [...]

An 11 year old boy is the first person to receive a medical cannabis prescription

For the first time in the history of the UK, an 11 year old boy received a medical cannabis prescription on the National Health Service. Billy Caldwell, an 11 year old boy with epilepsy, received a prescription so that he could take cannabis oil to try to subdue his epileptic seizures. At his worse, he [...]

Medical cannabis, a treatment for refractory epilepsy

Refractory epilepsy affects 30% of patients with epilepsy worldwide. It is a complex disease that can rarely be treated with traditional medicines. After having tried many conventional treatments, different organizations in the medical field have been interested in the effectiveness of medical cannabis treating refractory epilepsy. In September 2016, the international medical cannabis conference was [...]

Using CBD to treat epilepsy

Around the world approximately 50 million people suffer from epilepsy, a neurological disease that affects people of all ages. Most of the people suffering from this condition do not know how much CBD can help to treat epilepsy. Some types of epilepsy are difficult to treat, especially when it is a child suffering from conditions [...]

The 3 most important benefits of using cannabis to treat epilepsy

Epilepsy refers to a group of disorders that are characterized by recurrent symptoms such as convulsive and non-convulsive seizures. Cannabis and cannabis-based therapies have had beneficial effects for treating different types of epilepsy through various biological mechanisms. Anticonvulsant About 60% of all seizures are convulsive, meaning they are characterized by rapid contractions and involuntary muscle spasms which [...]

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