GW Pharma's cannabis drug gets orphan drug status – Marijuana News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted GW Pharmaceuticals Plc's experimental cannabis-derived epilepsy drug "orphan" status for a third group of patients affected by a rare form of the disease.

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Texas town rallies around cannabis oil venture – Marijuana News

AUSTIN -- A small town in North Texas could see Texas' first full-scale medical cannabis business.

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New oil springs up in Texas: cannabis oil – Marijuana News

A new law legalizes cannabis oil to help some Texans who have intractable epilepsy. If plans move forward, cannabis oil could be available for some epileptic Texans by late 2017.

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Marijuana-Based Drug Found to Reduce Epileptic Seizures – Marijuana News

An experimental drug derived from marijuana has succeeded in reducing epileptic seizures in its first major clinical trial, the product’s developer announced Monday, a finding that could lend credence to the medical marijuana movement.

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Iowans are already buying cannabis extract - Marijuana News

Dozens of Iowans have decided not to wait for legislators to make the sale of medical marijuana legal in the state.

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CBD study at UAB shows promising results, researchers say – Marijuana News

About half of the patients who enrolled in a study of CBD oil at the University of Alabama at Birmingham had reductions in seizure frequency, according to initial results that will be reported at the American Academy of Neurology meeting in April.

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Connecticut pediatricians back new push to allow medical marijuana for some kids – Marijuana News

A proposal to allow minors with certain medical conditions to use marijuana for palliative purposes is back before legislators this year, this time with the backing of onetime opponents: pediatricians.

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Albuquerque baby receives hemp oil for epilepsy at Children's Hospital Colorado – Marijuana News

AURORA, Colo. - A baby girl who began having life-threatening seizures within days of her birth is receiving hemp oil while in the neonatal intensive-care unit at Children's Hospital Colorado, her mother says.

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Alabama Republican legislators to urge federal government to re-schedule marijuana for medical use – Marijuana News

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – For the last few years, the Alabama legislature has talked a lot about CBD oil. It’s derived from marijuana, but it can’t get you high. It can, however, make a big difference for patients who sometimes suffer multiple seizures a day.

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Alabama Republican legislators to urge federal government to re-schedule marijuana for medical use – Marijuana News

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – For the last few years, the Alabama legislature has talked a lot about CBD oil. It’s derived from marijuana, but it can’t get you high. It can, however, make a big difference for patients who sometimes suffer multiple seizures a day.

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Study: Marijuana-derived drug reduces epileptic seizures – Marijuana News

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A new study involving 11 epilepsy centers across the United States shows that a drug made from a medical marijuana derivative can reduce seizures in children and young adults with epilepsy who don't find relief from other treatments.

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