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University of Sask. study suggests cannabis oil can reduce seizures in kids

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According to the Saskatchewan at cbc News, researchers at the University of Saskatchewan, preliminary results suggest medicinal cannabis oil can reduce or completely eliminate seizures in children experiencing severe and drug-resistant epilepsy. The study was funded by Jim Pattinson’s Children’s Hospital Foundation.

It monitored seven children with severe pediatric epilepsy, a debilitating condition that can cause children to suffer as many as 1,200 seizures in a month. The results of the study were quite nascent but encouraging, said Dr. Richard Huntsman, one of the study’s authors and a pediatric neurologist at the university’s college of medicine.

The overall reduction in seizures was measured close to 75% on an average which was amazing, given the potential of cannabis oil and how it could be so effective. While some people might look at it in a pessimistic manner saying that the results do not show 100% improvement, it is important to understand that medical science is not an overnight success journey. It takes time and innumerable research with multiple experiments to ensure a 100% safe and reliable treatment.

Apart from this, you also have to take into consideration these are kids that have failed multiple anti-seizure medications, multiple treatments and are finally responding to a drug known as cannabidiol. The chances of getting a good result with another medication is really, really low.

Three out of the seven children who participated in the study stopped having seizures altogether during the study. During the course of the study, these children were administered with typical medication in addition to the cannabis oil. No participant was administered a placebo.

After one full month of observing their seizures, the children received increasing doses of an herbal cannabis extract. The dosage was then gradually increased each month for six months.

A major concern that complicated the study was the notion that the cannabis based medicine would probably intoxicate the young kids who had participated in the study. But the actual medication consisted of 95% cannabidiol (CBD) and 5% THC (tetra hydro cannabinoid).

CBD is derived from hemp plants, a cannabis genus plant, which has anti-inflammatory and non-psychoactive properties. CBD or cannabidiol is known to reduce stress, anxiety, depression, pain, swelling, inflammation and also treat some severe ailments such as epilepsy, Alzheimer’s and cancer. Though research and in-depth studies are still going on in the subject, it is reported by users that CBD has changed their life for good and relieved them of life threatening diseases.

THC or tetrahydro cannabinoid on the other hand has psychoactive components, it is this drug that is responsible to make you feel “high” when you smoke weed. According to the federal government, hemp derived cannabidiol is legal with a maximum of 0.3% THC concentration per unit. However, the FDA has only legalized one CBD based drug that is known as Epidiolex, which is used to treat severe seizures in children. Apart from this, the FDA is yet to set a regulatory framework for CBD infused edibles.

The agency even held a public meeting on May 31 to address the rising issue of unregulated CBD based edible products in the market. Many stakeholders, consumers, retailers, business leaders were seen participating in the meeting. Though the results remain unknown and pending as of now, it is estimated the agency will declare some of the highlights by the end of 2019.

Huntsman said that the study was able to reveal that even at the highest doses of CBD in the study, the THC levels were relatively low and way far from dangerous levels. Based on this study, it can be understood that the issue they are trying to deal with is way bigger than to worry about intoxication by THC as it is constantly monitored and observed. This preliminary data for seven patients of the study have showed great signs for improvement in overall health using CBD.

Part of the study attempted to outline a framework on how to regulate cannabis based medicines, as there was no evidence based dosage guideline, said Huntsman. There are many ongoing research that are experimenting with different doses of cannabis oil, ensuring that it is safe for patients to use without any drastic side effects.

Till now, it has been a revolutionary compound in the medical science, based on multiple studies. But, as per the researchers of this study, there is still a long way to go and unveil the true side of cannabis oil.

Ivan writes about Cannabis at The Cannabis Radar. He has a degree in Nutrition Sciences from University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Centre. He likes to spend his spare time reading to his daughter or spending time with his wife.

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CBD makes Audra fail her employment drug test

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Audra Dieffenbach is a woman in great pain. She has been suffering from pain due to her condition of endometriosis. This is an ailment which refers to the abnormal growth of tissues on the pelvic organs cause excruciating pain. But, little did Audra know that she will be asked to leave her current organizational opportunity because of the supplements she has been taking for the cause.

Audra was hitherto working in a temporary job at Maine Health, but when she planned to go for a permanent one, she had to undergo medical tests for it. She was taken aback when the tests for drug came positive with traces of THC found in her bloodstream. Her decision to go permanent was based on the recommendations of her direct manager. She loved her job and loved interacting with her patients which is what strengthened her decision. Maine Health is a federal owned medical centre and any test done has to confirm under the standards set by the federal laws. Her shock and disbelief are understandable.

Audra consumes a supplement called Amethyst Elixir manufactured and distributed by Freeport Company. The supplement taken by Audra is to ease her from pain and contains the legal and acceptable limit of THC under the federal law. She started taking the supplement about two years ago that helped her battle the pain. She did her research and found that the acceptable levels of THC will see no trouble in future. The supplement containing CBD oil has been a blessing for her because she can lead a life without enduring the pain.

CBD is known to be an extract of the cannabis plant from which hemp is also derived. CBD characteristically has very little traces of THC which is an active ingredient in Marijuana. CBD, unlike Marijuana, is touted to be heredity brother yet does not active THC level to the extent that marijuana has. The anti-inflammatory properties of CBD make it a friendly ingredient in many applications all used well within the federal boundaries. CBD industry has taken the entire world by storm and the US in particular especially after the hemp plant was regarded legal. People also have been seeing a transformation in the world of medicine with CBD being used to treat many a disease. The boom has to be regulated yet, many are taking opportunities in the right direction to take full advantage.

Audra’s supplement only contains traces of THC but the continual intakes might have clogged in her body to render the result. Maine Health is very firm in its policies of drug intake and is funded by the federal government. It then becomes mandatory for them to get all their potential employees tested for hard drugs like marijuana.

The President of Maine Health Mr Jon Porter issued a statement on behalf of Maine Health explaining their cause of action. He was quoted saying that Maine health is an extremely dedicated health care centre that only wants all their patients to get the best of health. The mission to keep patients happy is achievable only when the staff is fit to do the job. Hence the requirement to undergo tests becomes mandatory, especially for controlled substances. The protocols of the Maine Health applicant drug-testing system are following federal drug-free workplace act. These tests comply with the rules and regulations of both state and federal laws.

The initial enzyme for marijuana and its metabolites is tested with a doorsill limit of 50ng/ml. When there are backing gas chromatography tests done then the standard figure is 15ng/ml. Audrey is shocked but holds no grudges against Maine Health because she has the utmost respect for them. She mentioned in her quotes that she loves working there as Maine health is dedicated to patient care. Her tiff is with the employment laws that are not upgraded according to current trends.

Her appeals were rejected even though CBD is now an accepted ingredient. It has become very popular even in medical circles with the miracle portion working wonders for patients suffering from seizures, joint pains, injury pain, cancer and Alzheimer’s. Apart from being effective for physical ailments, it is considered equally effective for psychological issues like depression, stress and anxiety.

What Audrey suffered was unfortunate but laws are strict. There is both a good and bad side of looking at these laws. Audrey is now actively pursuing other opportunities.

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A woman from Utah faces the risk of losing custody of her two daughters due to CBD

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Emily Roberts is suffering from the pain that is emitting through her nerves in her legs. During other times she feels a stabbing pain her shoulder that transforms to the right side of her body. For her pain, she had taken many supplements but it was cannabis that mitigated her suffering. She had researched well enough to use the wonder ingredient used in many medicines. She was aware that consuming it will not give her a high yet now she has ceased taking it for the fear of losing the custody of her two daughters.

CBD or cannabinol has often been confused with marijuana but the THC levels found in CBD is well below the legal limit. It also has zilch anti-inflammatory properties which are why the drug is extremely friendly for many conditions. The Utah woman is teary because now she feels that injustice has been met to her. She now has to choose between her pain and her daughters and her choice is obvious.

In Utah where she belongs to, possessing CBD oil is considered legal. Her ailment and condition have been given the green signal of a qualified cannabis patient under the state marijuana laws. People who support cannabis have highlighted the lack of wisdom about the medical marijuana program in Utah. The emerging trends are not effectively noticed and accounted for by government officials and authorities. They also believe that if such is the case then people who are qualified cannabis patients will always live in the circle of fear about being prosecuted for some reason or the other.

Ever since CBD and cannabis have been made legal, many people have grabbed opportunities to take a fair size of the slice. Planters and harvesters also are employing different methods to grow the plant and in turn, are sending them off to CBD oil processors for the end product. People also have been doing their research to know about their benefits.

The chairman of Utah Cannabis association believes that the system is to blame who are looking for vulnerable people weak enough to fight in the courts. In a conference, he was shown supporting such people and believes that they have to go through hell and the system is doing it constantly. The recent approval of medical cannabis under the law also has a criminal protection law for patients who take it. But the Utah legislators are pressurized by these supporters and also want officials to understand the law in a better manner.

The representative of Utah who is also a serving member of Child welfare Legislative oversight panel believes that people with half knowledge and full biases are not accepting that the law already has been passed in the legislature. Judges too have to retain a balance of views and the laws and they are doing their best in it. Emily has been suffering from the problem and after the laws were passed, her doctors suggested her to try cannabis that has relieved her from pain.

Her issues about family began last summer when after losing their house they were frequenting temporary abodes including their car. The stress leading to the situation caused friction in her relations which made the husband involve Utah Child division to intervene. The agency did intervene and took custody of their two daughters aged 4 and 2 respectively. The family got reunited a week ago yet the judge presiding the case wanted the couple to undergo random drug tests periodically. The couple wasin for major embarrassment which also resulted in Emily falling tests many times in a week. The tests are intervening because they have to pose stark naked to take it. She tested positive because of Cannabis she was taking for her pain. Her pain after the car accident had left extensive nerve damage but with cannabis, she found immense relief. No amount of legal paper submission has eased her case which has gone to the juvenile court.

She was flabbergasted in the session when she discovered the lack of knowledge the judge has about THC. She was given a warning by the judge. The condition of Robert’s has improved and now they are jointly attending counselling. She has stopped taking CBD and taking in the pain for the sake of her offspring. The head of Child division Diane Moore told that they would not have taken the big step unless it was required.

CBD is said to be a miracle drug to treat many conditions like cancer Alzheimer’s, cancer, pain, depression, injury pain, seizures and much more.

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Chris Brown has endeavoured to involve war veterans for selling CBD products

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Hawthorne California Mayor Chris Brown has embarked on a mission. The mission was an old one that helped hopeful cannabis entrepreneurs to start new ventures in the State. The mission now intends to help thousands of army veterans who are now dealing with post-trauma stress. They can now become a part of the mission by selling CBD products and earn income. 

They can sell the CBD products with the current licenses that Brown has acquiesced. Getting a license has been a herculean task because not every zone and segment of the state in Golden County wants a dispensary in town, legalisation aside. 

CBD and the Cannabis market has taken a giant leap in a few years. People have established their trust in CBD and its attained benefits. The industry is now booming and plantations of the plant have increased. CBD is a substituent of the Cannabis plant which has THC under the controllable legal limit. 

The primary difference between marijuana and CBD is the presence of the psychoactive elements that makes marijuana extremely evasive and stigmatised. CBD also has anti-inflammatory factors as compared to marijuana. 

Iris Dorbian at forbes Brown was a public official from 2014 to 2016 and was the first Afro-American Mayor for the city of Hawthorne. He had a great agenda while he assumed office and he partly lived up to it as well. He was successful in creating 2000 legal jobs in the city and had a vision of taking the city to new heights. 

He had a long term vision of seeing the city inundated with corporates like Tesla, Surf Air and Space X. He has had the reputation of surpassing the existing paths to achieve something and carve out his path to achieve his goal. He had set his eyes on achieving a lot for the city yet he had left a debt-ridden office that was facing issues of insolvency and disclosure. The dreams were big, but the administration wasn’t as expected. 

He has intentioned to use the same business model in the case of Cannabis also. The main reason for choosing war veterans was the PSTD they go through post-war-like situations. They are the best judge of the situation and also have seen that cannabis has been effective in dealing with the situation. 

CBD has over the years build the reputation of serving as a great ingredient to cure many ailments like seizures, pains, joint pains, injury recuperation and other major diseases like cancer. CBD, unlike marijuana, is considered safer to use as it does not have any mind-altering effect. Many research houses have embarked upon undertaking numerous research programs that have established the efficacy of CBD. 

Keeping this in mind, he has decided to generate income for them by asking them to promote and sell the product. The new mission is an extension and a better version of the previous attempts chiefly because now there are no licensing issues. With the legalisation of CBD after the farm bill was passed in 2018, the focus now is more on CBD. After the legalisation of CBD, the industry has boomed and grown beyond expectations. People also have clinched the benefits of CBD and are reading up everything they can get their hands on about CBD. He also plans to go for a nation-wide attempt as California is extremely reserved about awarding licenses ever since cannabis was legalised. 

To see the plan travelling across the nation, Brown has partnered with L.A. based producer and seller of CBD called Hemp Worx. The veterans have the opportunity to become distributors and can earn as much profit as they can. Hemp Worx will be paying out 50 to 85% commission on the products that they have sold off. 

He also said that a good amount of money so earned from Hemp Worx will be contributed by him to a non-profit organisation called Houzvetz.org. This was launched by Brown himself to help the veterans to get their credit and start a business from homes. 

Brown wants many veterans to join his mission and he feels that their dedication and service to the nation should be rewarded with opportunities. He believes they have tremendous potential to become their bosses and take the business forward. They are better fits because they are organised and they understand the benefits of the product. 

He is also seeking more number of veterans to join him in his mission. Concerning the pills, there will be no shortage of it. 

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