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Dad finally allowed to see daughter as he faces jail for giving her cannabis oil

Adam Koessler daughter Rumer

(Jan 21, 2015 12:37) A father stopped from seeing his dying daughter because he gave her cannabis oil to ease her suffering has finally been allowed to spend time with his little girl.

Adam Koessler was arrested and charged earlier this month after giving his two-year-old daughter Rumer a medicinal form of the drug as she battles late-stage cancer.

‘Designer strains’ of cannabis could cure more ills

Two Israeli companies that have been working to improve medical marijuana have submitted applications for the approval of two new cannabis strains genetically bred to manage medical conditions more effectively than those current available.

Israel is one of about a dozen countries and US states that allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes, and one of the few where growing cannabis for use in medical treatment is legal. Under rules adopted last year, patients who want to use marijuana to relieve chronic pain or treat other conditions (such as psychosis) apply to one of 31 authorized doctors for a prescription, which is dispensed at authorized pharmacies.

In Chile, mothers give epileptic kids covertly grown marijuana

SANTIAGO, CHILE – Paulina Bobadilla was beyond desperate. The drugs no longer stopped her daughter’s epileptic seizures and the little girl had become so numb to pain, she would tear off her own fingernails and leave her small fingers bleeding.

Bobadilla was driving on a mountain road with Javiera, intent on ending it all by steering their car off a cliff.

Study: Cannabis Can Treat Pain Caused by Pancreatitis

Cannabis can treat pain related behavior caused by alcohol and high fat induced pancreatitis, according to a study being published in the journal Molecular Pain, and e-published ahead of print by the National Institute of Health.

According to the study; “Chronic Pancreatitis (CP) is a complex and multifactorial syndrome. Many contributing factors result in development of dysfunctional pain in a significant number of patients.

Cannabis extract can have dramatic effect on brain cancer, says new research

Experts have shown that when certain parts of cannabis are used to treat cancer tumours alongside radiotherapy treatment the growths can virtually disappear

The new research by specialists at St George’s, University of London, studied the treatment of brain cancer tumours in the laboratory and discovered that the most effective treatment was to combine active chemical components of the cannabis plant which are called cannabinoids.

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.

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