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Could Cannabidiol Be the Answer to Treatment-resistant Epilepsy & Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome?

The level of frustration and hopelessness is high among one-third of epilepsy cases that are resistant to medication. A just-released study in Lancet, outlines how a pharmaceutical formulation of cannabidiol (20 mg/kg daily), alongside other anti-epilepsy treatments, reduced the number of drop seizures – seizures which involve sudden falls due to loss of muscle tone […]

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cannabis and Parkinson's

What is the Effectiveness of Medical Cannabis for Parkinson’s Disease?

Current treatments of Parkinson disease (PD) and parkinsonism still provide suboptimal effects, especially regarding the patients’ quality of life. This has led to the search for alternative and often unconventional therapies, such as medical cannabis for Parkinson’s Disease (PD). The use of medical cannabis (MC) is controversial. Support for its benefits is based on small […]

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Are your Patients Asking about Cannabis?

As more states are considering legalizing medicinal and recreational marijuana, physicians are increasingly caught by surprise when patients ask about its safety and efficacy. Physicians cite a lack of knowledge about dosing guidelines and a clear understanding of the active ingredients in a recently published JAMA article, Medical Marijuana Is Legal in Most States, but […]

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