CBD Oil News Roundup April 20th 2018 | Cannabis oil stopped toddler’s seizures state told parents it was illegal

 

8 CBD-Infused Snacks Any Anxiety-Prone Foodie Would Devour in a Heartbeat (popsugar.com)

Topics: therapeutic effects, cannabinoid, cannabidiol, health benefits, negligible amounts, cannabis plant, food products, much research

This is not to be confused with tetrahydrocannabinol (or THC for short), which is the only psychoactive cannabinoid compound, meaning it’s the stuff that makes you feel “high.”

Though much research is still needed to clarify its therapeutic effects, we’d wager to say it’s totally worth giving it a try when we’re teetering on the edge of an anxious midweek mental breakdown.

 

FDA panel recommends CBD for pediatric seizure disorders (mdedge.com)

Topics: Food and Drug Administration, clinical trials, MD, statistically significant, central nervous system, oral solution, cannabidiol, San Francisco

Patients with LGS taking cannabidiol oral solution at 20 mg/kg/day in two clinical trials saw a 42%-44% reduction in drop seizure frequency over a 14-week treatment period (P = .0047 and P = .0135, compared to placebo).

A 50% reduction of drop seizure frequency was seen in 40% and 44% of LGS patients in the two clinical trials.

For patients with DS, 20 mg/kg/day of cannabidiol oral solution resulted in a 39% decrease in convulsive seizure frequency during a 14-week treatment period (P less than .05).

 

FDA committee recommends first CBD oil product (nbcnews.com)

Topics: brain damage, medical marijuana, high doses, clinical efficacy, Virginia, death, oral medicine, genetic mutation

Cannabidiol — CBD for short — is a cannabis derivative and the approval would be limited to treating seizures caused by Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome in patients aged 2 and older.

“It’s incredibly important as a physician prescribing to patients that we know what we’re giving them and we know we give them one month will be the same that we give them three or six months later,” said Dr. Orrin Devinsky, director of NYU Langone Epilepsy Center.

“The results from these three studies provide substantial evidence of the effectiveness of CBD for the treatment of seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome (LGS and DS),” the FDA said in briefing documents given to the advisory committee ahead of Thursday’s meeting.

 

Fibromyalgia symptoms: Taking CBD oil supplements can reduce pain related to condition (express.co.uk)

Topics: active ingredient, pain relief, cannabidiol, seed oil, high levels, coconut oil, back pain, persistent pain

Fibromyalgia symptoms tend to be experienced by the sufferer between the ages of 20 and 60, though the condition is more common with increasing age.

The pain may be worse at some times than others, and can feel like a deep ache in your muscles, like a burning or throbbing, or intense, persistent pain.

Fibromyalgia symptoms tend to be experienced by the sufferer between the ages of 20 and 60, though the condition is more common with increasing age

 

A Crash Course on the Cosmetic Benefits of Cannabis (stylecaster.com)

Topics: human body, psychoactive properties, cannabis plant, chronic inflammation, active compounds, seed oil, cold sores, topical treatments

In a study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation Journal of Clinical Investigation , researchers found that CBD could be a healing factor with acne by curbing the production of sebum that leads to unwanted breakouts.A study published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine found that CBD substantially reduced chronic inflammation and pain in mice and rats.

“For someone who doesn’t want to experience the psychoactive properties of the plant, a topical is a great option,” says Mertens.

Though THC may be the reason most people celebrate 4/20 (since it’s the part of the plant that gives people a blissed-out, laid-back high), when applied topically, THC produces entirely different results than when ingested.

 

This Vegan Chocolate Brownie Is Made With CBD Oil (health.com)

Topics: New York City, limited edition, Bleecker Street, chronic pain, mixing bowl, granulated sugar, sunflower oil, separate container

In honor of 4/20, one of our favorite vegan bakeries, Sweets by CHLOE, is launching a limited-edition vegan chocolate brownie formulated with CBD oil.

The recipe below is made with The Daily Hit from CAP Beauty (the wellness brand partnered with Sweets by CHLOE to create the chocolatey treat), but you can sub in any other CBD oil as well.

 

Cannabis oil stopped toddler’s seizures, but state told parents it was illegal (nbcnews.com)

Topics: medical marijuana, federal law, attorney general, Child Protective Services, Drug Enforcement Administration, state legislature, recreational marijuana, Senate

The Jergers ordered their CBD online from the Stanley Brothers, a company run by a group of brothers who grow cannabis in greenhouses in the mountains of Colorado, where recreational weed is legal.

The day after NBC News met with the Jergers, the state legislature changed its cannabis law to allow the Jergers to use CBD for Jaelah’s form of epilepsy.

In a statement to NBC News, the DEA said it does not distinguish between the Stanley’s plants and marijuana, and that CBD falls “within the definition of marijuana under federal law.”