CBD shows positive results with childhood epilepsy

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CBD shows positive results with childhood epilepsy

Post by NHE » Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:58 pm

Groundbreaking Research Suggests Medical Marijuana Could Reduce Seizures In Children
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/1 ... 55784.html
The drug, Epidiolex, is derived from cannabidiol, or CBD, a non-psychoactive compound in the cannabis plant that doesn't produce the "high" feeling commonly associated with pot. Last year, the Food and Drug Administration approved a series of clinical trials to test Epidiolex's efficacy at treatment centers around the world, including 10 in the United States.

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On Monday, the American Academy of Neurology released preliminary data from the drug's open label testing stage, a precursor to the controlled double-blind scientific trials currently underway. The research revealed that more than 50 percent of the 137 epileptic children and young adults continually treated with Epidiolex over a period of three months saw a reduction in their seizures.

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