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FDA approves marijuana-based CBD drug


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#1 Storm Crow

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 02:29 PM

http://www.thesentin...-drug10-31-2013

FDA approves marijuana based drug


Published on: Thursday, October 31, 2013
By Bonnie Katz

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved clinical trials of a cannabis-based drug and its effects on epilepsy. The treatment, Epidiolex, is 98 percent purified cannabidiol (CBD) made by GW Pharmaceuticals based out of the U.K.

There are around 60 known chemicals contained in cannabis called cannabinoids. Tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as THC, is the main component responsible for the drug’s psychoactive nature. CBD, however, is the second most abundant cannabinoid in the cannabis and provides medicinal benefits without the “high.” Epidiolex will come in a viscous liquid form to be dispensed from syringes. A 25 milligram per meter or 100 milligram per meter will be the two strengths made available to those in the trials.

The FDA has approved of intermediate-sized clinical trials sponsored by two doctors. Dr. Orrin Devinsky, a professor in the Department of Neurology, Neuroscience and Psychiatry in the New York University School of Medicine and director of the NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, and Dr. Roberta Cilio, a pediatric neurologist at the University of California, San Francisco, are set to follow 25 patients using Epidiolex as treatment for pediatric epilepsy.

On Oct. 4, at the NYU Langone Medical Center, Devinsky led a conference entitled, “Cannabidiols: Potential Use in Epilepsy & Other Neurological Disorders.” During the affair, Devinsky and Cilio led a presentation on planned trials on CBD in children with treatment resistant epilepsy.


The D.C. - based Marijuana Policy Project’s Communications Director Mason Tvert responded to the news of the approved trials. “We’ve long known that marijuana has a variety of medical benefits,” Tvert said. Tvert added that the federal government clearly recognizes marijuana’s medicinal benefits and it’s a shame they hindered most research of it.

Maryland’s new marijuana law came into effect on Oct. 1, but its miniscule scope won’t have much effect. It deals with a small number of patients that would enroll in state-approved clinical studies. However, with no hospitals signed up to hold these studies, no visible changes are set to occur in the near future.
Now the country will wait and see if CBD can live up to the hype, and if the epileptic patients can find any relief from their disease.





Will CBD "live up to the hype? Hysterical The current "Granny Storm Crow's List" has over 25 pages of links on CBD! And CBD is good for a LOT more than "just" preventing epileptic seizures! Here's a few examples of what CBD can do-

Cannabidiol reduces cigarette consumption in tobacco smokers: Preliminary findings. (A new and cool study! 40% drop in consumption in 7 days- no hassle!)
(abst – 2013) http://www.ncbi.nlm....pubmed/23685330

Marijuana compound could stop aggressive cancer metastasis (news - 2012)
http://in.news.yahoo...-064950912.html

Cannabidiol May Fight Alzheimer's Disease (news - 2011)
http://www.examiner....omment=31078356

Lab Notes: Pot Has Benefits for Diabetic Hearts (news - 2010)
http://www.medpageto.../LabNotes/23853

Cannabidiol, a marijuana compound, may help stop diabetic retinopathy (news – 2006)
http://www.xagena.it...58dd0b6f17.html




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Posted 31 October 2013 - 08:05 PM

Thank You Storm Crow for your tireless efforts to keep us informed! :peace1: pr
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Posted 02 November 2013 - 02:10 PM

Science over politics...............finally!!!!!!!!!! The ship have sailed...............headed towards "WELL-BEING" Love and Peace, GW
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Posted 02 November 2013 - 02:22 PM

The DEA will of course continue to deny any medical efficacy.
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#5 PoeticLife

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 07:46 PM

thank you Storm Crow!!! is this going to be a synthetic form or did i misunderstand that? I can vouch on the plant getting rid of my diabetes... never thought i'd get there but am there now!

let the healing continue!
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Posted 16 November 2013 - 08:47 PM

The following video is proof enough to convince any human being with a heart....the medicinal efficacy of marijuana's CBD compound:
http://www.420magazi...tml#post1899760

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 09:07 PM

The following video is proof enough to convince any human being with a heart....the medicinal efficacy of marijuana's CBD compound:
http://www.420magazi...tml#post1899760

remember seeing the little girls story and how it gave her life back.... we need more peeps like that to find the golden strain... too many sick children.. just tooooo much of sick in this world we live in. impossible to watch her story without the eyes welling up.... but a happy goosebumps in the end :)

let the healing continue!

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 12:56 AM

Golden strain?.......Suomi Hemp is less than 1% THC and high level of CBD and CBN. Has anyone try to work with it?
http://www.vancouver...oduct.php?id=15




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