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Study: CBD Oil ‘Highly Promising’ as Treatment for Pediatric Epilepsy

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director The administration of cannabis oil extracts high in cannabidiol reduces seizure frequency in children with intractable epilepsy, according to clinical data published online ahead of print in the journal Seizure. Israeli researchers retrospectively evaluated the effects of CBD oil in a multicenter cohort of 74 patients with intractable epilepsy. …

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Study: CBD Can Prevent Seizures in Those with Chronic Epilepsy, Decrease Neuronal Damage Caused by Seizures

A new study published recently by the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine has found that cannabidiol (CBD), a compound found in cannabis, can prevent seizures in those with chronic epilepsy, and can decreased neuronal damage caused by seizures. The study was also published by the U.S. National Institute of Health. “The study was …

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Cannabidiol Protects Against Cocaine-Induced Seizures, Says National Institute of Health Study

Cannabidiol (CBD), a major non-psychotomimetic constituent of the cannabis plant, protects against cocaine-induced seizures, according to a study published by the U.S. National Institute of Health, and published in print by the journal Neurotoxicology. “[Cannabidiol] has therapeutic potential for certain psychiatric and neurological disorders”, states the study’s researchers. “Studies in laboratory animals and limited human …

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Nebraska Senate Votes 44 to 2 to Study Cannabis Oil

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A legislative proposal that would commission the University of Nebraska to study the effectiveness of low-THC cannabis oil in the treatment of seizure disorders has passed Nebraska’s full Senate with a 44 to 2 vote. “LB 390 creates the Medical Cannabidiol Pilot Study within the University of Nebraska Medical Center for patients who suffer from …

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Cannabis Associated With Seizure Control In Treatment-Resistant Epilepsy, Finds Study

By Paul Armentano, NORML The administration of oral cannabis extracts is associated with the mitigation of seizures in adolescents with epilepsy, according to clinical data published this month in the journal Epilepsy & Behavior. Researchers from the Colorado Children’s Hospital in Denver performed a retrospective chart review of 75 children provided cannabis extracts. Authors reported …

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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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CBDV Suppresses Seizures, Says New Study

A new study published by the National Institute of Health has found that cannabidivarin (CBDV) – a non-psychoactive compound found naturally in cannabis – can effectively decrease the severity of seizures, and in many instances suppress them entirely. According to the study’s abstract; “Consistent with previous findings, CBDV significantly decreased PTZ-induced seizure severity (median: 3.25) …

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Cannabis Can Stop Seizures, Treat Epilepsy, According to New Study

A new study published in this month’s issue of the British Journal of Pharmacology has found that cannabis can stop seizures due to its “significant anticonvulsant effects”. For the study researchers used an extract made from the whole cannabis plant, and used the substance on a number of animal models – using rats and mice …

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New Study: Cannabis Can Stop Seizures

A new study published by the British Journal of Pharmacology has found that cannabis can stop seizures due to its “significant anticonvulsant effects”.  For the study researchers used an extract made from the whole cannabis plant, and used the substance on a number of animal models – using rats and mice – and found that …

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