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Another Epileptic Child Granted License to Use Medical Cannabis in UK

By | June 19th, 2018|children, epilepsy, News, United Kingdom|

The UK government has granted a license to use medical cannabis to another child with epilepsy. Alfie Dingley, a six-year-old from Kenilworth, England will now be able to use a medical marijuana therapy to treat his condition. The news comes after another UK boy, Billy Caldwell, received a similar license over the weekend. Home Secretary [...]

Severely Epileptic Boy Discharged From Hospital After Resuming CBD Treatment

By | June 18th, 2018|children, epilepsy, featured, News, United Kingdom|

Billy Caldwell has been discharged from the hospital after resuming treatment with medicinal cannabis oil. The U.K. boy made international headlines after border officials confiscated his medicine at Heathrow Airport last week. The main active ingredient of the medication is CBD, but it also has enough THC to make it a Schedule 1 controlled substance. [...]

12-Year-Old With Epilepsy Hospitalized After Four Days of Being Deprived of CBD Oil

By | June 15th, 2018|children, epilepsy, News, United Kingdom|

Paramedics have rushed young Billy Caldwell to the hospital after the boy suffered a series of epileptic seizures. British media is reporting that rescue medications failed to bring 12-year-old Billy out of “a massive intractable epileptic seizure.” First responders transported Billy to St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington on Thursday night. He is now unconscious and fighting [...]

Boy with Epilepsy Has Seizure One Day After CBD Oil Is Confiscated

By | June 12th, 2018|children, epilepsy, News, United Kingdom|

Billy Caldwell, a 12-year-old U.K. boy with epilepsy, has had his first seizure in months last night, his mother reports. The seizure comes just hours after U.K. border officials confiscated Billy’s medicinal cannabis oil at Heathrow Airport yesterday. The main active ingredient of the cannabis oil medication that Billy uses is CBD. But it also has [...]

Epileptic 12-Year-Old’s CBD Oil Seized at U.K. Airport

By | June 11th, 2018|children, epilepsy, News, United Kingdom|

U.K. border security officials at Heathrow Airport have seized CBD oil intended for a 12-year-old epilepsy patient. Charlotte Caldwell, the mother of Billy Caldwell, told reporters that the British government had “most likely signed my son’s death warrant.” Young Billy has a severe form of epilepsy that causes up to 100 seizures per day. He [...]

UK Parliament May Allow This Six-Year-Old To Have Medical Marijuana

By | February 22nd, 2018|children, epilepsy, News, Parliament, United Kingdom, World|

The post UK Parliament May Allow This Six-Year-Old To Have Medical Marijuana appeared first on High Times. After a flurry of media coverage, the UK Parliament may allow this six-year-old to have medical marijuana. The child in question is severely epileptic. His struggle has been making headlines over the past few weeks. And now, he [...]

First Medical Marijuana Dispensary In Texas Open For Business

By | February 8th, 2018|Austin, dispensaries, epilepsy, featured, News, Texas|

The post First Medical Marijuana Dispensary In Texas Open For Business appeared first on High Times. The first medical marijuana dispensary in Texas is open for business. This has been a long time coming for the small group of patients who qualify for participation under the state’s medical marijuana program. In 2015, Cannabidiol (CBD) was [...]

Six-Year-Old Girl Just Became First Medical Marijuana Patient In Texas

By | February 3rd, 2018|children, epilepsy, Medical Marijuana, News, Texas|

The post Six-Year-Old Girl Just Became First Medical Marijuana Patient In Texas appeared first on High Times. A six-year-old girl just became first medical marijuana patient in Texas. Cannabis is an effective medicine for anyone seeking relief from pain, a method to de-stress or a sleep aid. Meaning: medical marijuana is good medicine for everyone [...]

2-Year-Old Celebrates Being Seizure-Free After Using Hemp Oil

By | November 23rd, 2017|Cannabis Rx, CBD, cbd oil, children, epilepsy, health, Illinois, kids, Medical, Medicinal, mmj, science, seizures|

The post 2-Year-Old Celebrates Being Seizure-Free After Using Hemp Oil appeared first on High Times. In Illinois, a toddler is now seizure-free after using hemp oil. His story is a triumph for both himself and his parents. And thankfully, it’s not at all a fluke. Now that more research is being conducted on medical cannabis, [...]

GW Pharmaceuticals Files for FDA Approval After Report Confirms Success in Treating Epilepsy

By | May 31st, 2017|Big Pharma, Cannabis Rx, epilepsy, GW Pharmaceuticals, Medicinal, News, science|

GW Pharmaceuticals has chosen the perfect moment to file its cannabis-derived therapy, Epidiolex, with U.S. regulators. The New England Journal of Medicine just published results from a Phase III study showing that GW’s Epidiolex (derived from cannabidiol) significantly reduced monthly convulsive seizures, especially in children with Dravet syndrome, one of the most difficult types of epilepsy to [...]