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.


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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