CBD Clinical Trials Continue To Point Towards Success

CARLYS-LAWIt’s been over a year since the House of Representatives approved Carly’s Law in Alabama. This bill allowed testing of cannabidiol for treatment of children with severe seizures. Since the passage of this law, some of Alabama’s severest epilepsy patients gained access to clinical trials and began using the the oil. Although it’s only been 6 months into trials, promising results are emerging as doctors are pleased with what they are observing.

Melanie Posey reports on the condition of Carly Chandler from Birmingham, Alabama. Before being selected to take part in this clinical trial, 4 year old Chandler could barely move or perform basic motor skills. Posey reports that Chandler is now able to do so now after six months of using CBD oil, but she’s not alone. […]

The Re-Education Of Medical Cannabis

Cannabis has a long history of being used for a variety of purposes, from hemp oils and fibres to medicinal purposes. It became acknowledged and accepted into American pharmacopoeia, where it was evaluated for treating diseases, or the accompanying symptoms, until the early 1940s. In 1937, against the recommendation of the American Medical Association, the U.S. passed the first federal law against cannabis. Dr. William C. Woodward, testifying Read more about The Re-Education Of Medical Cannabis[…]

CBD Treatment For Epilepsy Continues Encouraging March Forward

Georgia-issued low-THC oil registration card. Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com

Georgia-issued low-THC oil registration card. Curtis Compton / [email protected]

Over just the last two years, 17 states have passed laws legalizing cannabidiol so that people suffering from significant issues have legal access to it. For intractable childhood epilepsies and other seizure disorders that have permanently encumbered countless lives and devastated families, CBD is proving to be a huge relief for patients throughout the world.

In recent news and legislative forums, CBD has been increasingly viewed as the new frontier in epilepsy treatment, with parents attesting to it managing their children’s seizures after most other treatments failed.

In recent clinical trials in Georgia, CBD sourced from cannabis oil has started to show promising results in treating epileptic seizures. The update came Wednesday during the latest meeting of the state’s Commission on Medical Cannabis, formed earlier this year to study the effect of Georgia’s new medical marijuana law and whether it should be expanded to allow growers to harvest and distribute cannabis oil in-state. While it is still early, researchers said they won’t know for sure until at least the end of next year what strides they have made in the study of medical marijuana. […]