It’s good to see some coverage regarding cannabis’ use in treating neural disorders. Cannabis needs to either be descheduled or moved to a lower tier to allow for more research on CBD and THC.
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[quote]Faced with this roadblock, many patients and families have opted to conduct their own experiments. In recent years, for example, as marijuana was approved for medical uses in Colorado and other states, parents of children with Dravet syndrome have started giving their sons and daughters doses of cannabidiol, a nonpsychoactive component of the plant, prepared as an oil. In anecdotal reports online and in the media, some families described a dramatic reduction in seizures. Since then, a few clinical studies of cannabidiol have also supported its potential as an effective treatment for some forms of epilepsy.
In 2014 GW Pharmaceuticals, a British drug company, received special permission from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to test its pharmaceutical version of cannabidiol, called Epidiolex. In a recent trial of 225 patients, completed in September 2016, participants who took the drug (along with their other epilepsy medications) reduced their nonstop seizures by 42 percent, compared with 17 percent for those taking a placebo.[/quote]
Have you or your loved ones faced neurological disorders? Has cannabis helped?