Category Archives: epilepsy

DEA Reschedules Cannabis-Derived Medicine Epidiolex

The Drug Enforcement Administration has rescheduled the cannabidiol medication Epidiolex, allowing manufacturer GW Pharmaceuticals to begin selling the drug in the United States. The DEA did not, however, reschedule CBD itself nor other products made with the cannabinoid. Epidiolex is the first medication derived directly from cannabis to be approved by the Food and Drug […]

Research Suggests That THC May Be Effective in Treating Epilepsy in Children

The results of two recent studies suggest that THC may be effective in treating epilepsy. The news comes amid numerous reports that another cannabinoid, cannabidiol (CBD), may also be a viable treatment for seizure disorders. The work of medical researchers in Canada and Australia may indicate that cannabis medications with a combination of cannabinoids may […]

Trial begins for advocates suing Sessions and the DEA over marijuana’s Schedule I status

Published: Feb 14, 2018, 11:03 am • Updated: Feb 14, 2018, 11:16 am By Karen Matthews, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Army veteran Jose Belen says the horrors of the Iraq War left him with post-traumatic stress disorder, and the drug that helped him cope best with the symptoms was one his Veterans […]

6-year-old girl becomes first medical marijuana patient in Texas

(courtesy of Constance Therapeutics) A Texas child can now treat a rare form of epilepsy with medical cannabis oil. A 6-year-old girl became a customer of a medical marijuana delivery in Texas last week, making her the first person in Texas to legally receive cannabis for medical purposes, reports the Austin American-Statesman. Texas’ first medical […]