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      06-25-2018, 04:17 PM   #1
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FDA Approves Marijuana CBD Oil for Epilepsy

The FDA approved the first drug that contains an active ingredient from marijuana to treat rare, severe forms of epilepsy. The drug, called Epidiolex (cannabidiol) is an oral solution, and contains CBD, the chemical component of the Cannabis sativa (marijuana) plant. CBD does not cause intoxication or the "high" that comes from tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

From what I read, each dose is 100mg/ml oral solution.

Before GW can market Epidiolex, though, the Drug Enforcement Administration will have to reclassify CBD, which in this case, because it comes from marijuana, is considered a Schedule I drug, meaning it has no medical value and a high risk of abuse. The agency is expected to do so within 90 days.
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This will make a lot of people happy.
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I absolutely want all weed and palls banned from everything but old cows like me truly need to STFU.

I have seen how illegally obtained weirdo weeds helped my dad more than the legal, way cheaper opioids did. The medical field needs to study more, but we people do not need an other antibiotics crisis in our hands.

It's not cure for all, resistance will build, you want it regulated. You don't want it to harm you.
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The FDA approved the first drug that contains an active ingredient from marijuana to treat rare, severe forms of epilepsy. The drug, called Epidiolex (cannabidiol) is an oral solution, and contains CBD, the chemical component of the Cannabis sativa (marijuana) plant. CBD does not cause intoxication or the "high" that comes from tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

From what I read, each dose is 100mg/ml oral solution.

Before GW can market Epidiolex, though, the Drug Enforcement Administration will have to reclassify CBD, which in this case, because it comes from marijuana, is considered a Schedule I drug, meaning it has no medical value and a high risk of abuse. The agency is expected to do so within 90 days.

My 10 year old nephew suffers from epilepsy to the point where it keeps him out of school and is impacting his cognitive development.

At this point my family would just about kill for anything that might improve his symptoms. Let's hope this is a big step in the right direction.
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My 10 year old nephew suffers from epilepsy to the point where it keeps him out of school and is impacting his cognitive development.

At this point my family would just about kill for anything that might improve his symptoms. Let's hope this is a big step in the right direction.
Sorry to hear that. In my office we use CBD oil and cream on patients and it works really well. I think it's going to help your nephew.
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My 10 year old nephew suffers from epilepsy to the point where it keeps him out of school and is impacting his cognitive development.

At this point my family would just about kill for anything that might improve his symptoms. Let's hope this is a big step in the right direction.


I know what it is like being part of a family where a child struggles with serious health issues. Best of luck. Don't give up. I really hope it works for your nephew.
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This is a step forward in the right direction for better quality of life without all the harsh chemicals pharmaceutical manufacturers want you to take.

Their philosophy Take this 1 pill that solves problem (a) but side effects are problems (b) (c) (d) and (e) if not more. So take pill (z) to solve (b) which in turn also provides side effects (f) (g) (h) and the cycle continues. They want you to take one pill to produce a market for another pill. It truly is insane.
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Sorry to hear that. In my office we use CBD oil and cream on patients and it works really well. I think it's going to help your nephew.
Fingers crossed.

Almost worse than the seizures are the impulse control/behavioral issues. My parents are 73 and he nearly pushed my dad down a flight of stairs while they were in town. He wasn't trying to push him down a flight of stairs, he just pushes/pulls/hangs on people a lot and doesn't have the control to not do it when the scenario could be dangerous.

I don't know if the behavior/impulse control is a symptom of the epilepsy or the meds, honestly. I'm not sure his neurologists do, either.
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Fingers crossed.

Almost worse than the seizures are the impulse control/behavioral issues. My parents are 73 and he nearly pushed my dad down a flight of stairs while they were in town. He wasn't trying to push him down a flight of stairs, he just pushes/pulls/hangs on people a lot and doesn't have the control to not do it when the scenario could be dangerous.

I don't know if the behavior/impulse control is a symptom of the epilepsy or the meds, honestly. I'm not sure his neurologists do, either.
my cousin has epilepsy and used to be the same way. He started smoking weed, ( i know, not exactly the same) about 10 years ago, and hasnt had an episode since. It was a monthly deal by that time for him.

fingers crossed it helps. There are a lot of good uses for CBD oil. The government just needs to get over the weed stigma
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The mere fact that the above mentioned drug has a brand name (Epidiolex) means a) patent and then following b)$$$$ especially if they can get it thru c) EPA trials. Because of b), c) you can rest assured that normal medical insurance won't cover it for several years.

I know from when my little brother had cancer, that these new drugs CAN do wonders, but at ridiculous costs. My brother was diagnosed just as Neupogen was granted FDA approval. My dad only had catastrophic medical insurance (he covered the first $50k in cash) He was paying $1000/dose for Neupogen. We were luckily blessed to have the $ at the time, and my brother survived and has been clear for 27 years.
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My 10 year old nephew suffers from epilepsy to the point where it keeps him out of school and is impacting his cognitive development.

At this point my family would just about kill for anything that might improve his symptoms. Let's hope this is a big step in the right direction.
Have they tried a ketogenic diet?

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2898565/
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Yes, for something like 9 or 10 months and they were militant about it.

No appreciable change in seizure activity, unfortunately.
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Yes, for something like 9 or 10 months and they were militant about it.

No appreciable change in seizure activity, unfortunately.
yeah only works for some unfortunately, and can actually increase symptoms in some.

you can buy CBD oils online. Might be worth a try.

or make a trip out to CO for a week and try the strong stuff and see if it helps
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The mere fact that the above mentioned drug has a brand name (Epidiolex) means a) patent and then following b)$$$$ especially if they can get it thru c) EPA trials. Because of b), c) you can rest assured that normal medical insurance won't cover it for several years.

I know from when my little brother had cancer, that these new drugs CAN do wonders, but at ridiculous costs. My brother was diagnosed just as Neupogen was granted FDA approval. My dad only had catastrophic medical insurance (he covered the first $50k in cash) He was paying $1000/dose for Neupogen. We were luckily blessed to have the $ at the time, and my brother survived and has been clear for 27 years.
I agree that the cost will probably be extremely overpriced. Good thing about the FDA approving CBD oil is that parents will feel safer about buying it in general. Several stores here in SoCal such as Sprouts, Jimbos, and Wholefoods already sell hemp/CBD oil. I'm a Chiropractor and we have been selling CBD products since the beginning of the year.

Soon enough, pharmaceutical companies will invest and own marijuana farms because that's where the market is heading. I knew it was just a matter of time before the FDA approved CBD oil and I'm pretty sure within the next few months marijuana will be downgraded from a schedule 1 drug.
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I agree that the cost will probably be extremely overpriced. Good thing about the FDA approving CBD oil is that parents will feel safer about buying it in general. Several stores here in SoCal such as Sprouts, Jimbos, and Wholefoods already sell hemp/CBD oil. I'm a Chiropractor and we have been selling CBD products since the beginning of the year.

Soon enough, pharmaceutical companies will invest and own marijuana farms because that's where the market is heading. I knew it was just a matter of time before the FDA approved CBD oil and I'm pretty sure within the next few months marijuana will be downgraded from a schedule 1 drug.
My wife bought a CBD rub at least 18 months ago. She gave teh balance to my mom just before she passed, and my wife felt weird trying to retrieve it from my dad.

MaryJMart opened right down the road about 3 months ago. I got some bacon-flavored drops for the dog and her hip dysplasia. Not sure of any appreciable difference, but she likes bacon. . .

Wife was at first disgusted that they put the Mart in our hood. Now she keeps asking why I haven't taken her over there to get something for her hands.
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My wife bought a CBD rub at least 18 months ago. She gave teh balance to my mom just before she passed, and my wife felt weird trying to retrieve it from my dad.

MaryJMart opened right down the road about 3 months ago. I got some bacon-flavored drops for the dog and her hip dysplasia. Not sure of any appreciable difference, but she likes bacon. . .

Wife was at first disgusted that they put the Mart in our hood. Now she keeps asking why I haven't taken her over there to get something for her hands.
Does your wife have RA?
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This is a step forward in the right direction for better quality of life without all the harsh chemicals pharmaceutical manufacturers want you to take.

Their philosophy Take this 1 pill that solves problem (a) but side effects are problems (b) (c) (d) and (e) if not more. So take pill (z) to solve (b) which in turn also provides side effects (f) (g) (h) and the cycle continues. They want you to take one pill to produce a market for another pill. It truly is insane.
Please tell me you aren't suggesting that there aren't side effects to weed?

If you agree that there are, then not much difference to all the side effects of other drugs. Weigh the benefits and the risks and make a decision based on that.
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Please tell me you aren't suggesting that there aren't side effects to weed?

If you agree that there are, then not much difference to all the side effects of other drugs. Weigh the benefits and the risks and make a decision based on that.
Not side effects that require another drug to counteract it besides maybe food and sleep; but this would all be particular to the strand.

Unlike pretty much 99.9% of pharmaceutical pills.
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The side effects from weed can be catastrophic. There is a well established link between cannabis and phychosis, especially in the young.
Of course for many, it's a gateway drug.
CBD is completely different than THC.
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Not side effects that require another drug to counteract it besides maybe food and sleep; but this would all be particular to the strand.

Unlike pretty much 99.9% of pharmaceutical pills.
You must know this is not true. Though I see you picked your handle with some purpose.

Sure - not everyone has side effects, but then, not everyone has side effects from the various pills Big Pharma is pushing either. But there are side effects that go far beyond requiring a bag of chips and some sleep.
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I'm all for what helps, but there are side effects to everything. Do the benefits outweigh the side effects? If so then go for it.
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