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SEATTLE — Epileptic patients and especially parents of children with the condition believe that the cannabidiol component of marijuana was effective, but there remains little solid evidence that it was not just a placebo effect, researchers said here.

Devinsky reported the mean reduction in seizure frequency at 40% for all patients. Dravet patients appeared to derive the most benefit, with a 72% mean reduction in seizure frequency and complete seizure freedom in 22% of the group (seven of 32).

— Thus far, only parent reports and open-label trials for support.

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The 75 patients were those whose charts indicated use of medical cannabinoids, including 41 who were established Colorado residents and 34 whose parents had moved to the state in order to obtain medical marijuana.

Chapman was senior investigator on one of the parental-report studies, targeting parents of children using oral medical cannabinoids in Colorado. It was actually a medical chart review of 75 children treated at his center and not a survey per se. But all information about clinical responses came from parental reports, making the results indistinguishable from survey data.

In June 2018, the FDA approved Epidiolex allowing medical providers to prescribe this medication for Lennox-Gastaut and Dravet syndromes, similar to how they are able to prescribe other seizure medications. In late September 2018, the DEA rescheduled Epidiolex to Schedule V and all states and the District of Columbia have created pathways so that it can be brought to market for consumers. Read an FAQ to learn more.

An Israeli study using a product that had 20 parts of CBD to 1 part of THC was performed in an open-label format for children up to age 18 years with hard to control epilepsy. A significant number of people reported seizure reduction with 7% stating seizures worsened.

Studies in the U.S. of Epidiolex (a plant-based CBD formulation) have been ongoing for a number of years. Data from these studies has helped provide evidence that led to the FDA approval of this product on June 25, 2018.

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A number of clinical trials are active and recruiting people, including studies using Epidiolex in people with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex and Sturge-Weber Syndrome.

Hemp is a variety of Cannabis Sativa L. plant historically grown for fibrous materials found in its stalks and seeds. It has been used to make items such as clothing fiber, upholstery, and other household items.

Results from 214 people who received Epidiolex (99% CBD) in an open-label study (without a placebo control) and who completed 12 weeks or more on the drug were published in 2015 in Lancet Neurology.

Cannabinoids are substances in cannabis that act on cells in the body (called cannabinoid receptors) to cause some effect. Two major ingredients include

Our nine-year-old daughter has Absence Seizures. We have tried all the major types of drugs prescribed by her neurologist. She has experienced every single negative & bad side effect with these poisonous medicines. We've taken her off all meds, she is still having atypical seizures. Now, we are considering the cannabis plant. Does anyone have any feedback for us in connection with Absence Seizures and CBD's &/or THCA meds?
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