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Cannabis Can Successfully Treat Epilepsy in Children, Says New Study

A new study published in this month’s issue of the journal Epilepsy Behavior has found that many parents with epileptic children are turning to cannabis-based medicines to treat their seizures, and in a large majority of instances, it’s successful in doing so. “Severe childhood epilepsies are characterized by frequent seizures, neurodevelopmental delays, and impaired quality …

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BREAKING: FDA Approves Trials for Cannabis-Based Epilepsy Medicine

The U.S. Federal Drug Administration has given unprecedented approval for two separate trials of Epidiolex, a liquid medicine made entirely of cannabis; the substance contains 98% cannabidiol, a nonpsychoactive compound found in cannabis – the remaining 2% consist of various trace amounts of other cannabinoids. The studies will be led by Orrin Devinsky, MD at …

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