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Caring For A Child With Epilepsy

The challenges of parenting are compounded if your child has epilepsy. Not only do you have the normal concerns about raising a child, but now you have to address emotional concerns both you and your child may have arising out… Continue Reading →

Study: CBD Oil “Highly Promising” In Pediatric Epilepsy Treatment

The administration of cannabis oil extracts high in cannabidiol reduces seizure frequency in children with intractable epilepsy, according to clinical data published online ahead of print in the journal Seizure. Israeli researchers retrospectively evaluated the effects of CBD oil in… Continue Reading →

Cannabidiol (CBD) Fact Sheet

Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid and is the active ingredient in Dixie X medicinal hemp products from Dixie Elixirs & Edibles. The information here has been provided as a resource. Notes about citations and the research follow. Completely non-psychoactive. It… Continue Reading →

Mayo Clinic: Understanding Seizures

Seizure disorders Introduction Seizures happen when your brain cells, which communicate through electrical signals, send out the wrong signals. Having just one seizure doesn’t mean you have epilepsy. Generally, several seizures are needed before there is a diagnosis of epilepsy…. Continue Reading →

Epilepsy – Can Medical Marijuana Aid In Relieving Seizures?

Epilepsy and Medical Marijuana Epilepsy is a persistent (chronic) condition of the brain.  It involves unpredictable abnormal electrical discharges or misfiring of brain cells (neurons).  This misfiring in the brain can cause episodes of bodily convulsions, loss of coordination, loss… Continue Reading →

IT WORKS!: Report Of A Parent Survey Of Cannabidiol-Enriched Cannabis Use In Pediatric Treatment-Resistant Epilepsy

Severe childhood epilepsies are characterized by frequent seizures, neuro-developmental delays, and impaired quality of life. In these treatment-resistant epilepsies, families often seek alternative treatments. This survey explored the use of cannabidiol-enriched cannabis in children with treatment-resistant epilepsy. The survey was… Continue Reading →

Cannabis Oil Helped Stop 8-Year-Old Forrest Smelser’s Seizures When Other Drugs Couldn’t: What Is CBD?

A go-to argument for marijuana opponents is that its legalization will lead to more use among young teens and kids, as it becomes more accessible. But while all-out legalization is one issue, what about when those kids need it medicinally?… Continue Reading →

CNN: Marijuana Stops Child’s Severe Seizures

By most standards Matt and Paige Figi were living the American dream. They met at Colorado State University, where they shared a love of the outdoors. After getting married, the couple bought a house and planned to travel the world…. Continue Reading →

Desperately Seeking CBD

Hundreds of families have already relocated to Colorado in search of non-psychoactive cannabis-derived medicine for their severely ill children, sparking a long waiting list. Now the Food and Drug Administration, the pharmaceutical industry, the medical marijuana movement, a handful of… Continue Reading →

Study Confirms Safety Of Cannabis Drug CBD

An early American study has assessed the safety of Epidiolex – the drug made from cannabidiol (CBD), a compound derived from cannabis. The study was conducted by Dr Orrin Devinsky, director of the New York University Langone Comprehensive Epilepsy Center…. Continue Reading →

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