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  • Seizure Disorders Enter Medical Marijuana Debate

    08/14/2013 7:08:13 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies
    Medscape Medical News ^ | Aug 14, 2013 | Nancy A. Melville
    The role of cannabinoids in the treatment of seizure disorders in children has come under the spotlight in recent months amid a string of media reports of parents obtaining the substances in states where medical marijuana is now legal and claiming "miraculous" reductions in seizures with the treatment. Among the reports was that of a 6-year-old boy with Dravet's syndrome, a rare form of childhood epilepsy, reported by CNN. In an interview, the parents said the boy was left immobilized by the 22 antiseizure pills a day required to control his seizures, but after treatment with a liquid, nonpsychoactive form...
  • Medicinal marijuana stops seizures, brings hope to a little Black Forest girl

    06/09/2013 7:05:03 PM PDT · by neverdem · 76 replies
    The Gazette (CO) ^ | June 9, 2013 | Barb Cotter
    Photosview all photos Related Links More on marijuana: Colorado Springs civic boosters fear legalized pot's impact on military bases Video: Charlotte and another child helped by “Charlotte’s Web" Six-year-old Charlotte Figi, a picture of precious in her "Gatsby"-style bob and blue toenails, stands patiently as her mother reaches up her dress to change her out of her soiled Pull-Ups. - Charlotte never says a word. She hasn't in the past hour, and won't for at least another 30 minutes, when she finally whispers the name of a visitor who is about to leave.In the Figi household, these are signs of...
  • Israeli Research Shows Cannabidiol May Slow Alzheimer's Disease

    03/14/2008 10:45:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 341+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | March 14, 2007 | Hana Levi Julian
    ( The initial findings of a study at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem show that a non-psychoactive component of cannabis, marijuana, may hold out hope for slowing down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. The research, still at an early stage, indicates that memory loss, the first and primary symptom of Alzheimer’s disease, can be slowed down significantly in mice by cannabidiol. Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, affects some 24.3 million people worldwide. In the study conducted by Professor Raphael Mechoulam and a team led by Dr. Maria de Ceballos at the Cajal Institute in Madrid, Spain, mice...