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Epileptic 5-Year-Old Granted Permission to Bring Cannabis Oil to School

By | August 14th, 2018|California, children, epilepsy, News, seizures|

Medical cannabis is legal in 30 states and adults can use it recreationally in 9 of those states, including Washington, D.C. But in all but a few of those places, cannabis laws prohibit possession or consumption anywhere near schools. In California, for example, Proposition 64, the state’s legalization measure, bans cannabis of any kind for [...]

Pharmaceutical Company Reveals Cost of FDA-Approved Cannabis Based Medicine

By | August 9th, 2018|epilepsy, FDA, featured, News|

U.K. company GW Pharmaceuticals has revealed how much their new epilepsy drug Epidiolex will cost. Epidiolex was approved for use in the U.S. by the Food and Drug Administration in June. The drug is the first medication derived from cannabis to receive approval from the agency. Cost Revealed in Investor Call In a conference call [...]

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

By | August 1st, 2018|children, epilepsy, featured, News, seizures|

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 [...]

Medical Cannabis Products Will Soon Be Legal in United Kingdom

By | July 26th, 2018|epilepsy, featured, News, United Kingdom|

Medical cannabis products will be legal in the United Kingdom by autumn, Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced on Thursday. The decision comes after a government review of the medicinal use of cannabis. Javid ordered the study in response to high-profile cases of young Britons denied cannabis treatments for serious medical conditions. Prior Cannabis Policy ‘Not [...]

Georgia Parents Regain Custody of Son After Treating His Epilepsy with Cannabis

By | July 2nd, 2018|epilepsy, Georgia, News, parenting, seizures, teenagers|

A fifteen-year-old taken into custody by Georgia’s Division of Family and Children’s Services after his parents gave him marijuana to stop his severe seizures has been reunited with his family after more than a month of separation. On Monday, the Twiggs County Juvenile Court issued a protective order outlining the conditions under which Matthew and [...]

FDA Approves Cannabis-Based Epilepsy Medication

By | June 25th, 2018|epilepsy, FDA, featured, News|

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a cannabis-based epilepsy medication today. The medicine, Epidiolex, is the first drug derived directly from cannabis approved by the regulatory agency. The FDA has previously approved medications with synthetic versions of cannabinoids such as THC. But Epidiolex is the first drug containing a botanical extract from cannabis [...]

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 unconsciousĀ 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.Ā The main active ingredient of the cannabis oil medication that Billy uses is CBD. But it also has [...]