Category Archives: epilepsy

National Health Service In England And Wales Green-Lights Cannabis-Based Medicine

Cannabis-based medical treatments will soon be available within the National Health Service in both England and Wales following a landmark decision this week. In the guidelines published Monday, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence outlined the circumstances under which such treatment would be appropriate, including childhood epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and chemotherapy-induced vomiting and […]

European Union Approves CBD-Based Seizure Medication

The European Union has approved a CBD-based medicine as a treatment for seizures associated with two severe forms of epilepsy. The move by regulators with the European Medicines Agency (EMA) marks the first time a drug derived from cannabis has been approved for use in Europe. The medication, Epidyolex, is an oral solution rich in […]

Genevieve’s Journey: How Cannabis Helped Save a Life and Create a Family

I first met Mike Robinson when discussing a previous High Times article on cannabis use and depression and was amazed by what he shared about his own life and the power that the plant had on him.  The former civil rights lobbyist and law professional has always had a passion for children, especially those in […]

Florida Hospital Diagnoses Medical Marijuana Patient With Drug Abuse

A hospital in Florida has diagnosed one of its patients with drug abuse after he admitted to his doctors he uses cannabis to treat his epilepsy, according to a report in local media. The diagnosis came while Michael Morell of Homestead, Florida was undergoing treatment after having a grand mal seizure in June. Morell, who […]

UK Mom Seeks Return of Cannabis Oil Seized at Border

A UK mother is seeking the return of cannabis oil medicine for her severely epileptic daughter that was seized by border officials last week. Emma Appleby of Aylesham, England had traveled to the Netherlands to purchase cannabis oil for her nine-year-old daughter Teagan, who has a rare chromosomal disorder and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, a severe form of […]