Medical Marijuana

Add-On Cannabidiol Reduces Seizure Frequency in Treatment-Refractory Epilepsy

Add-On Cannabidiol Reduces Seizure Frequency in Treatment-Refractory Epilepsy

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Countable seizure types were recorded in parents' and caregivers' clinical diaries during a 4-week baseline period.

Cannabidiol plus conventional antiepileptics reduces drop seizure frequency in the Lennox-Gastaut syndrome

Amongst adults and children with the Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, addition of cannabidiol to a conventional antiepileptic regimen reduced drop seizure frequency compared to placebo treated patients.

AASM: Medical Marijuana Should Not Be Used to Treat Sleep Apnea

AASM: Medical Marijuana Should Not Be Used to Treat Sleep Apnea

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Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) remains the mainstay of medical treatment for OSA.

Are Benefits of Cannabis Therapy Being Blown Out of Proportion?

Are Benefits of Cannabis Therapy Being Blown Out of Proportion?

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Due to inadequate blinding in clinical trials, the benefits associated with medical cannabis therapy may be overestimated.

Cannabidiol May Impact Antiepileptic Drug Levels in Refractory Epilepsy

Cannabidiol May Impact Antiepileptic Drug Levels in Refractory Epilepsy

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While several studies have demonstrated efficacy in refractory epilepsy, it is still not clear how cannabidiol may have an impact on current epilepsy treatments.

Cannabis: Current Evidence and Research Recommendations

Cannabis: Current Evidence and Research Recommendations

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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have released a report

Cannabidiol Therapy Reduces Seizure Frequency in Dravet Syndrome

Cannabidiol Therapy Reduces Seizure Frequency in Dravet Syndrome

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The drug has already been given Orphan Drug and Fast Track Designation for the treatment of Dravey syndrome.

Long-Term Marijuana Use Impacts Verbal Memory

Long-Term Marijuana Use Impacts Verbal Memory

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For every 5 years of marijuana exposure, there was an associated 0.13 reduction in verbal memory (RAVLT) score.

Medical Marijuana as Potential Treatment for Migraine

Medical Marijuana as Potential Treatment for Migraine

Experts acknowledge that more research is needed as patients' number of migraines fell when treated with medical marijuana.

Cannabidiol Effective for Reducing Seizures in Treatment-Resistant Epilepsy

Cannabidiol Effective for Reducing Seizures in Treatment-Resistant Epilepsy

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A large, multi-center study found cannabidiol effective for the reduction of seizures

Cannabis Produces Psychosis-Like Effects

Cannabis Produces Psychosis-Like Effects

The effects of THC on cortical activity may have implications for better understanding schizophrenia.

As Marijuana Use Increases, So Do Use Disorders

As Marijuana Use Increases, So Do Use Disorders

As marijuana use increases, so does the risk of adverse consequences, including abuse and dependence.

Drug Laws Continue to Inhibit Cannabidiol Research for Epilepsy

Drug Laws Continue to Inhibit Cannabidiol Research for Epilepsy

Despite some promising trials, research continues to be hindered by laws that limit access to marijuana.

New Studies on Cannabis Use Yield Some Answers and More Questions

New Studies on Cannabis Use Yield Some Answers and More Questions

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Two news studies document various effects of marijuana use on the brain, but many questions remain.

Inhaling Cannabis May Reduce Pain in Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Inhaling Cannabis May Reduce Pain in Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

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Researchers observed a dose-dependent reduction in pain in patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy.

Edible Marijuana Products Are Often Mislabeled

Edible Marijuana Products Are Often Mislabeled

Many products contained more or less of the active ingredient than labeled.

Evidence for Medical Marijuana Use for Most Conditions is Low Quality

Evidence for Medical Marijuana Use for Most Conditions is Low Quality

A review found low quality evidence for the use of medical marijuana to treat sleep disorders, Tourette syndrome, and others.

Prenatal Marijuana Use May Affect Fetal Brain Development

Prenatal Marijuana Use May Affect Fetal Brain Development

The guidance issued by ACOG notes that evidence shows marijuana use can affect fetal brain development.

Medical Marijuana for Pain: Many Questions Remain

Medical Marijuana for Pain: Many Questions Remain

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About 15 trials of medical cannibinoids have been conducted worldwide, indicating effectiveness in reducing pain from cancer, diabetes, fibromyalgia, and neuropathy

Medical Marijuana, Pain Medication Use Doesn't Up Abuse Risk

Medical Marijuana, Pain Medication Use Doesn't Up Abuse Risk

Medical marijuana users still use more alcohol and drugs than the general population, but adding prescription pain meds does not increase this risk.

Medical Marijuana Has No Effect on Symptoms of Dementia

Medical Marijuana Has No Effect on Symptoms of Dementia

The improvement in the placebo group was especially remarkable since dementia is a progressive disease.

Multiple Sclerosis Patients Favor Marijuana Legalization

Multiple Sclerosis Patients Favor Marijuana Legalization

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People with MS that currently use marijuana are likely to report higher levels of disability and more recent relapse.

Preliminary Results Show Cannabidiol Reduces Seizures in Epilepsy

Preliminary Results Show Cannabidiol Reduces Seizures in Epilepsy

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On average, participants saw more than a 50% reduction in seizures.

Marijuana-Related Emergency Department Visits on the Rise

Marijuana-Related Emergency Department Visits on the Rise

Marijuana-related emergency department visits have increased significantly in the past few years.

Using Marijuana in Adolescence May Further Alter Brain Structure

Using Marijuana in Adolescence May Further Alter Brain Structure

The next step is to determine whether the brain changes are due to a preexisting condition or marijuana use.

Evaluating Marijuana's Legality, Efficacy in Pediatric Epilepsy

Evaluating Marijuana's Legality, Efficacy in Pediatric Epilepsy

A session at the CNS 2014 Annual Meeting explored the legality and efficacy of medical marijuana as a treatment for pediatric seizures.

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