Epilepsy

September 22, 2018 - 4:56 pm
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A California kindergartner can keep bringing a cannabis-based drug used for emergency treatment of a rare form of epilepsy to her public school, a judge ruled Friday. The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat reported that a judge sided with the family of 5-year-old Brooke Adams. The...
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July 26, 2018 - 11:31 am
LONDON (AP) — The British government says doctors will now be able to legally prescribe cannabis-based medicines, following criticism over the denial of medical treatment to severely epileptic children. Home Secretary Sajid Javid relaxed the rules Thursday after considering expert advice from a...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2018 file photo, Billy Caldwell sits with his mother Charlotte. Former British Foreign Secretary William Hague called Tuesday, June 19 for the government to take steps toward legalizing marijuana. Hague changed his public stance on cannabis policy days after the government relented and allowed a 12-year-old epileptic boy to receive cannabis oil treatment that his mother said was needed to prevent life-threatening seizures. Home Secretary Sajid Javid said he was convinced after talking to clinicians that the boy, Billy Caldwell, faced a medical crisis.(Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP, File)
June 19, 2018 - 9:22 am
LONDON (AP) — The British government announced Tuesday it would move to lift its ban on cannabis-based medicines, amid mounting criticism over the denial of treatment to severely epileptic children. But it rejected calls to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Home Secretary Sajid Javid told...
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In this April 23, 2018, photo, Meagan Patrick kisses her daughter, Addelyn Patrick, 5, in the playroom at Realm of Caring in Colorado Springs, Colo. Addelyn was born with a brain malformation and suffers from multiple forms of seizures. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to decide soon whether to give its first approval to a prescription drug made from the marijuana plant. But parents, including Meagan, who have used other products containing chemicals from the plant to treat their children’s severe forms of epilepsy are feeling more cautious than celebratory. (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert)
June 19, 2018 - 2:11 am
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to decide soon whether to give its first approval to a prescription drug made from the marijuana plant. But parents who have used other products containing chemicals from the plant to treat their children's severe...
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June 16, 2018 - 7:42 am
LONDON (AP) — A British boy whose mother says he needs cannabis oil to prevent severe epileptic seizures was being treated in a London hospital Saturday while British officials review the case. Billy Caldwell, 12, was in Chelsea and Westminster Hospital receiving treatment while his mother...
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FILE - This May 23, 2017 file photo shows GW Pharmaceuticals’ Epidiolex, a medicine made from the marijuana plant but without THC. On Thursday, April 19, 2018, a panel of Food and Drug Administration health advisers recommended approval of the drug, moving the closely watched medication closer to the U.S. market. (AP Photo/Kathy Young, File)
April 19, 2018 - 1:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A medicine made from the marijuana plant moved one step closer to U.S. approval Thursday after federal health advisers endorsed it for the treatment of severe seizures in children with epilepsy. If the Food and Drug Administration follows the group's recommendation, GW...
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Marijuana plants named for state Rep. Stephanie Klick, are seen in a flowering room under sodium grow lights at Compassionate Cultivation, a licensed medical cannabis cultivator and dispensary, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, in Manchaca, Texas. Klick, a Christian conservative who is staunchly anti-legalization and didn't support expanding her law this spring, said it took her 18 months to round up enough votes in the Legislature and convince skeptics that patients weren't going to abuse a product that is set at one of the lowest doses for cannabis oil in the country. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
December 15, 2017 - 6:25 pm
MANCHACA, Texas (AP) — When California rings in the new year with the sale of recreational pot for the first time, Texas will be tiptoeing into its own marijuana milestone: a medical cannabis program so restrictive that doubts swirl over who will even use it. Texas is the last big state to allow...
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FILE - This April 15, 2017 file photo shows marijuana plants on display at a medical marijuana provider in downtown Los Angeles. A new study released on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 about using a marijuana ingredient to treat epilepsy joins a limited record of scientific knowledge about the harms and benefits of pot. Experts have called for a national effort to learn more about pot and its chemical cousins. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
May 24, 2017 - 5:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A new marijuana study joins a limited record of scientific knowledge about the harms and benefits of pot. The research published Wednesday is the first rigorous test of a marijuana compound in treating a certain form of severe epilepsy. It found that an ingredient of marijuana — one...
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