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Chile plants cannabis for medicinal use

In most countries in the world, if you asked the local authorities for permission to grow 850 cannabis plants in a residential area of the capital city, you would probably end up in trouble.

But in Chile, the state has just agreed to such a project.

The cannabis is being planted in La Florida, a district of Santiago.

It will be harvested next April and turned into an oil which will be used as a painkiller for 200 cancer patients.

Three Studies Shed New Light on the Effectiveness of Cannabis in Epilepsy

West Hartford, Conn., October 14, 2014 – In advance of the American Epilepsy Society’s (AES) Annual Meeting in December, the organization has offered highlights of groundbreaking research being studied at a number of institutions regarding the effectiveness of cannibidiol (CBD) and its derivatives as a viable treatment for people with epilepsy.

The first of three studies (Abstract#2016808) will be presented in full at the Annual Meeting is from Colorado, where much of the nation’s attention has been captured by issues surrounding cannabis.  The physicians and researchers at Children’s Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado have a unique perspective on CBD given the large number of cases they have treated. In addition to the many children already in their care, these professionals are now caring for many of the patients who have ventured to Colorado in search of cannabis treatment.

Cannabis Use in Teenagers Has 'No Relationship' with IQ or Exam Results

There is no connection between occasional adolescent cannabis use in adolescents and IQ or exam results, a large UK-based study has found.

Although the research shows moderate cannabis use does not lead to poorer education and intellectual performance, heavy marijuana use is associated with slightly poorer exam results at the age of 16.

GW Pharmaceuticals Epidiolex® Orphan Designation from European Medicines Agency and Fast Track Designation

Cannabis Based Drug Epidiolex® Receives Orphan Designation from European Medicines Agency and Fast Track designation from the FDA for the Treatment of Dravet Syndrome

London, UK; 22 October 2014: GW Pharmaceuticals plc announced that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has granted orphan designation to GW’s investigational product Epidiolex® (cannabidiol or CBD) in the treatment of Dravet syndrome, a rare and catastrophic treatment-resistant form of childhood epilepsy.

GW Pharmaceuticals Announces New Physician Reports of Epidiolex® Treatment Effect in Children and Young Adults with Treatment-Resistant Epilepsy

14 October 2014: GW Pharmaceuticals plc announced new physician reports of efficacy and safety associated with the Epidiolex® “expanded access” studies.

Physician reports of efficacy and safety data have been made available on 58 children and young adults with treatment-resistant epilepsy who have been treated with GW’s investigational cannabidiol (CBD) product candidate, Epidiolex, for a period of at least 12 weeks. This includes 27 patients on whom data was reported in June 2014 and an additional 31 patients on whom data has recently been made available to the Company. In addition, of the 58 total patients, 40 patients have been treated for at least 16 weeks and data has been available for this time period also. These data are from three hospital sites in the United States and were generated under expanded access Investigational New Drug applications (INDs) authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  In addition, physician reports of safety data were made available on 151 patients (58 patients with 12 weeks treatment effect data plus 93 additional patients for whom 12 week treatment effect data is not yet available).

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