By BRIAN RESNICK for National Journal Hemp oil, used to treat neurological disorders, comes from the cannabis plant. But don’t call it medical marijuana. “People associate medical and recreational marijuana with THC, with a street drug, and with getting high,” Paige Figi says on a recent phone call. “This has
Seven-year old Sophia is just like many other seven-year olds. She loves playing outside and singing along as she watches Disney movies. But Sophia has suffered from intractable epilepsy, a debilitating disorder that can cause her to have more than 100 seizures a day, since she was six months old.
GW Pharmaceuticals Plc’s cannabidiol, made from the non-psychoactive portion of a marijuana plant, cut by half the seizures suffered by epilepsy patients in an expanded access program that didn’t use a placebo. The experience of 213 hard-to-treat patients age 2 to 42, including some who were already taking a dozen
Alexis Bortell, a 9 year-old epilepsy patient, is taking her fight to Austin to push for legal medical cannabis in Texas. Texas bans both the medical and social use of cannabis and imposes harsher penalties for possession of oils and tinctures, the forms most commonly taken by those using cannabis
Mom Says University Of Michigan Doctor Refused To Treat Her Six-Year-Old If She Used Medical Marijuana To Treat Seizures
A doctor at the University of Michigan hospital reportedly refused to treat a six year-old-girl, because the child was being treated with medical marijuana, specifically cannabidiol oil, for seizures. Missing 21 different genes, Bella Chinonis has been diagnosed with 1p36 deletion syndrome and has spent her entire life under the
RFL’s Senior Political Correspondent Andrew Whitman speaks to a woman who is calling for reform of medical marijuana on behalf of her daughter. The fact that she cannot get pure CBD oil due to federal scheduling is heartless and without justification.
This is the amazing story of little Charlotte Figi, who suffers from Dravet Syndrome, which is a form of intractable epilepsy. The Stanley brothers, medical marijuana growers in Colorado developed a high CBD strain with very low to no THC, which means there are no psychotropic effects. Charlotte’s parents contacted
Josh Stanley, a medical marijuana grower and dispensary owner in Colorado, will sift through the propaganda, fear and greed encompassing medical marijuana. Recently featured on CNN, Josh and his brothers developed a non-psychotropic strain of marijuana which is drastically reducing seizures for many pediatric epilepsy patients in Colorado. With millions