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Cannabis study: Whole-plant cannabis is more powerful at treating epilepsy than CBD

Cannabis study: Whole-plant cannabis is more powerful at treating epilepsy than CBD

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 5, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, Research

The number of cannabis studies demonstrating the plant’s medical potency for the treatment of epilepsy, among many other ailments, is rapidly increasing.  In June, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a cannabis-based medicine for epileptic patients, known as Epidiolex. The drug, which w...

Will Epidiolex be the first cannabis-based drug to be approved as an epilepsy treatment?

Will Epidiolex be the first cannabis-based drug to be approved as an epilepsy treatment?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 3, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis

A cannabis-based medication for epilepsy could be the first to gain approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Created by British company GW Pharmaceuticals, cannabis-based epilepsy treatment Epidiolex will undergo FDA review this June. Things are looking hopeful, with a panel of 13 advisors...

Virginia mother with multiple sclerosis says cannabis oil worked like nothing else

Virginia mother with multiple sclerosis says cannabis oil worked like nothing else

Annureet Kaur

January 30, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis

A Virginia mother and teacher is advocating change in Virginia law to allow people with all medical conditions to use cannabis for treatment. Tamra Netzel, from Alexandria, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis over five years ago. After doctors told Netzel her prescription medications were causing...

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