Alexis Bortell, 9, now 33 days Seizure free after using Cannabis Oil

By | June 5th, 2015|Categories: Epilepsy|

9-year-old Texan Alexis Bortell has now been seizure free for 33 days, after moving to Colorado to gain access to cannabis oil. Bortell, who used to have dozens of seizures every day, but after switching from using pharmaceuticals to cannabis oil, her symptoms have halted completely. Speaking to the media, Bortell's father Dean stated, “We thought if [...]

Texas Legalizes Cannabis Oil For Epilepsy

By | June 2nd, 2015|Categories: Epilepsy|

Despite being one of the most staunch anti-cannabis States of America, Texas made a significant step this week by legalizing cannabis oil for epilepsy patients. Governor Greg Abbott signed the bill on the 1st June, bringing Texas, for the first time, in line with many other states, who permit varying amounts of cannabis use. While the [...]

Medical Marijuana and Epilepsy: Breakthrough New Study Could Help With Legalisation

By | May 5th, 2015|Categories: Epilepsy|

A new study involving 213 children and adults suffering from the debilitating symptoms associated with epilepsy has been published. This study set out to prove that medical marijuana contains properties able to fight against the extreme symptoms of epilepsy. Seizures are scary for all involved; the patient themselves, their family and friends that witness the [...]

VIDEO – An Epileptic Six Year Old’s Fight for Medical Marijuana

By | April 27th, 2015|Categories: Epilepsy, Video, Videos|

How is it justified that a six-year-old girl has 100 seizures a day and is living in a state where medical marijuana is illegal and therefore unavailable to her? This is a question that has plagued the parents of Sophia, a little girl from Ohio who suffers from severe intractable epilepsy. This means that legally [...]

Ten year old fights to legalize marijuana oil to treat her epilepsy

By | March 3rd, 2015|Categories: Cannabis Oil, Epilepsy|

A ten-year-old girl with a rare but intractable form of epilepsy is leading the crusade to have marijuana extract oil approved for medicinal use in her home state of Idaho as a form of treatment for her deadly seizures. Alexis Carey, from Boise, has Dravet Syndrome, an incurable genetic disease that causes severe and multiple [...]

Florida Republican Aims To Legalize Medical Marijuana

By | January 27th, 2015|Categories: AIDS, ALS, Epilepsy, HIV, MS, Multiple Sclerosis|Tags: , , , , , |

A top Florida Republican filed a bill Monday that would legalize medical marijuana in the state, just months after a similar ballot measure received a majority of voter support, but fell just short of the percentage needed to pass. Florida state Sen. Jeff Brandes (R) filed The Florida Medical Marijuana Act, a bill that would [...]

Epilepsy Cannabidiol Treatment: Doctors Vs. Patients

By | January 13th, 2015|Categories: Epilepsy|

A survey about using marijuana-based treatments appears to have split opinions between people with epilepsy and the doctors who treat them. Specialists warn there is not yet enough evidence to support their use. […]