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Good news for the children with rare and severe forms of epilepsy

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EU has approved medicinal cannabis for the first time as a potential treatment for the patients suffering from two rare and severe forms of childhood epilepsy.  Doctors have been recommended the Epidiolex, plant-derived cannabis-based oral suspension as a long term treatment option for the children with Dravet syndrome or Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. But not all the parents are satisfied with it and want an alternative consisting of a component not included in this drug.

CBD or cannabidiol is a chemical component of Cannabis sativa plant, commonly known as marijuana. CBD doesn’t cause euphoria or high in the consumers. Basically, it is the THC that is the main psychoactive component of Cannabis.

Epidiolex is 100% free of this psychoactive component, tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. Due to this, parents don’t find this drug as useful as with THC and come up with the observation that this treatment is not effective for the children because it doesn’t contain THC which is actually helpful in reducing the frequency of seizures in epilepsy.

The medication introduced by GW Pharmaceutical as a treatment for epilepsy would be used in combination with clobazam which is another epilepsy medication.

Is this medicinal cannabis approved worldwide or not?

The US Food and Drug Administration FDA approved the Epidiolex last year for the first time as the treatment for Dravet syndrome. It is a rare genetic disease with frequent fever-related seizures.

In a statement, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said, “This approval serves as a reminder that advancing sound development programs that properly evaluate active ingredients contained in marijuana can lead to important medical therapies. And, the FDA is committed to this kind of careful scientific research and drug development.”

On the other hand, CHMP- the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA’s) Committee for Medicinal Products for Humans Use also has a positive opinion about the recommendation of this product.

The CHMP’s positive opinion depends on the results from 4 trials including 714 members suffering from either Dravet Syndrome or Lennox- Gastaut syndrome. The results demonstrated that the frequency of seizures can be effectively reduced with cannabidiol products instead of placebo.

The oral solution is also approved in the UK for use; however, NHS doesn’t recommend its use currently. A month ago, due to the absence of evidence of its long haul viability, the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence settled on an initiative decision about not recommending the prescription of Epidiolex.

Legal Medicinal Cannabis Products Containing THC

Many other cannabis products containing THC are legalized in the UK in 2018. But these medicines can only be prescribed by the specialist doctors only in the case if other medicines have failed to do the job.

Nabilone is a cannabis-based medicine, legal in the UK. It is available in the form of capsules and works in a similar way to tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. This drug may help people with nausea in the case of chemotherapy.

Sativex is also a drug derived from cannabis plant consisting of both THC and CBD. This drug is also legal in the UK to help people with multiple sclerosis.

Related- Use of cannabis oil to treat epilepsy is expensive, NIH says

Epidiolex is not a Magical Bullet

Extensive trials and clinical studies are carried out to prove the efficacy of this cannabis-derived drug. A Professor of Neurology at UCL and Medical Director at Epilepsy Society, Ley Sander said:

“This is good news for children with some of the most serious forms of epilepsy. Epidyolex has been clinically trialed to prove its efficacy and safety so, where appropriate, physicians will be able to prescribe it in the knowledge that there is evidence to support its use.”

“Epidyolex has been through extensive clinical trials and although not a magic bullet, we know that it may work for some children whose seizures do not respond to current treatment options. But like all anti-seizure drugs, it would seem that Epidyolex may work for some children but not for others.”

In short, this positive step made by the EU for the approval of Epidiolex as a treatment for epilepsy will bring hope among the people suffering from deadly disease. However, restorative cannabis, in any case, will remain a question mark and there are many obstacles ahead to approve its marketing authorization.

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Medical Cannabis Brand Aphria bags Top Canadian Cannabis Award

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Aphria, all of their medical and recreational brands, as well as Broken Coast Cannabis named Head Grower were recognized at the 6th Annual Canadian Cannabis Awards hosted by Lift & Co.

A panel of experts awarded Broken Coast’s Head Grower Kevin Anderson ‘Master Grower’ and Aphria’s Solei’s CBN Renew Oil ‘Innovation of the year’ title. The company won 7 awards in total. With the vote of over 31000 Canadians, the adult use brands Solei, RIFF, Good Supply, Broken Coast, and the medical brand Aphria received top honours in each category.

Aphria Inc. is a leading global cannabis company headquartered in Leamington, Ontario. It has been setting the standard for the low-cost production of high-quality cannabis at scale, grown in the most natural conditions possible. They focus on introducing latest technologies and innovation to the global cannabis market. Aphria Inc. drives sustainable long-term shareholder value through a diversified approach to innovation, strategic partnerships and global expansion, with a presence in more than 10 countries across 5 continents.

Irwin D.Simon said: “We are thrilled to have not only all five of our brands across our medical and recreational portfolios – Solei, RIFF, Good Supply, Broken Coast and Aphria – recognized by thousands of Canadians but to have our Solei Renew CBN oil win ‘Innovation of the Year’. These awards speak to the quality of our products and strength of our brands, as well as our commitment to innovation and continuously setting the bar higher to deliver products we believe meet the needs of our patients and consumers.”

Simon further showed his appreciation and gratitude to the hard work of Kevin Anderson who is a Head Grower at Broken Coast honoured. “Broken Coast’s superior craft quality is just one reason why it continues to receive accolades and remains one of the most sought-after brands on the market; another key factor is Kevin’s expertise, leadership and direction. We congratulate Kevin, and the teams in British Columbia and Ontario for the award-winning work they continue to deliver. Aphria’s success will continue to be driven by our incredible employees, and compelling and differentiated portfolio of brands and products.”

The company won 2 awards in the ‘Judged Category’
Innovation of the Year – Solei Renew CBN Oil by Aphria

‘Top Master Grower’ – Kevin Anderson, Head Grower, Broken Coast Cannabis
In the ‘Consumers’ Choice’ category, the honours achieved by all five of the Company’s brands are as follows:
Top Hybrid Flower – Ruxton (Sour OG) by Broken Coast Cannabis
Top High CBD Bottled Oil – CBD 25:1 Oil by Aphria
Top Sativa Dominant Pre-roll – Jean Guy Pre-roll by Good Supply
Top Indica Dominant Pre-roll – Subway Scientist Pre-roll by RIFF
Top Hybrid Pre-roll – Sense Pre-roll by Solei

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Quim Recently Launches A Vaginal Serum

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Quim is a company that is known for its products relating to sexual wellness and vaginal health. It specializes in cannabis as it offers an extensive range of CBD and THC infused medical cannabis products. It has just announced its latest addition to its stock: the Smooth Operator Intimate Serum.

The Smooth Operator Intimate Serum is the first CBD infused lubricant by the company. The serum targets in enhancing blood flow that promotes relaxation in the pelvic region. Moreover, because of the anti inflammatory properties of cannabis, the serum is also aimed at alleviating inflammation and pain regarding sexual intercourse.

The product is specially designed for customers who are looking for gentle sex. Mostly, new mothers, and patients going through menopause and hormone replacement therapy face pain during sex. To alleviate this, people who have been experiencing PTSD from any sexual trauma might also find this product helpful.

The company’s newly launched product, Smooth Operator has a rapid action and is highly safe to be used along with latex condoms and you can also use it in combination with any menstrual cups or tampons for pain relief symptoms of menstrual cramping in women who are menstruating.

This all-natural multipurpose lubricant is composed of natural products like aloe vera and has a composition of 100 milli grams of CBD in full-spectrum.

The Co-founder and the Chief Executive Officer for the company, Quim, is Cyo Ray. Cyo Ray considers his company to have taken a productive and multistep approach for vaginal health and pleasure in the hope that all of the products of the company is empowering everyone with vaginas regardless of the gender identity. Moreover, the company has a target of promoting sexual wellbeing without any stigma or shame.

The Smooth Operator has a natural and easily accessible formula that is built for customers of all types and it provides best experience by not only providing a soothing feel but also increase the sexiness for better sexual experiences.

The latest product belonging to the company focuses on the overall vaginal wellbeing and pleasure. Moreover, products like Night Moves Intimate Oil, Everyday and Oh Yes! Latex Safe Serum are all products of the company that are focused on better sex.

You can get the latest product, Smooth Operator Intimate Serum in all states of the United States of America.

The sexual wellness company Quim is a self care product line of wellness products for vagina that come with the chemical compounds of cannabis, THC and CBD. The mission of the company is to remove the stigma from vaginal wellness through the manufacture of products that stand in support for better and effective care and enhanced pleasure.

The company describes itself as a wellbeing line for making products for all people having vaginas and without vaginas. The company has a robust belief that a happy vagina is one of the indicators of good health. The brand is targeted in the production and distribution of the vagina related wellness and self-care products to foster a shame-free dialogue among all people of the United States.

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Partnership Between Famous Medical Cannabis Brands

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Relive EveryDay is a popular and influential extract band for hemp and has formed partnerships with many major companies and investors. It has made many efforts in supporting more research related to cannabis and bring awareness among people regarding the compound cannabinoid.

The influential brand is approved through the Realm of Caring that is an important organization regarding all welfare brands. Moreover, it has platinum sponsor that has successfully passed through all strict quality standards set by the Realm of Caring. The products coming under the name are suggested to the Realm of Caring customers.

In addition to that, the clients for Relieve Everyday can employ the Realm of Caring services to help themselves in the process of getting therapy through medical cannabis, also known as cannabis therapy. This include services like care team guidance and associated programs for research regarding cannabis and its chemical compounds.

The Co-founder as well as the Chief Executive Officer of the company, Amanda Witters, is supporting cannabis education among the mass. She is adamant in bringing and supporting cannabis research in to the paradigm of cannabis industry. Quality product manufacturing and supply is only possible because of quality research. Partnering with the Realm of Caring is helping the brand to achieve the important research goals. Moreover, the new research is the driving force behind every initiative the team takes and it continues on giving more importance and bring more life to the mission that serves well to its people.

With this benefitting partnership, the CEO is of the thought that there will be an increased number of clients who will be having access to good quality products from Relieve Everyday having good service from a highly professional and well experienced team. The Realm of Caring CEO Jonathan Hoggard is also of the same thoughts.

The biggest mission of Relive Everyday and the other company, Realm of Caring is to make it a strong partnership in the medical cannabis industry. There will be more families serving and there will be more innovative research being carried out by the researchers from many different universities in the United States of America.

However, there is a need for extensive therapies when it comes to knowing about the many big advantages of cannabis therapies in the sector among public. This way, people will be able to bring more awareness to their family and loved ones, while searching for ways and means how can medical cannabis help them in treating their diseases of different types.

That way, there will also be a bridge crossed and there will be room for better opportunities. Also, many families will be able to have a wide number of choices when it comes to treating their disease.

The Relive Everyday works on providing a wide range of products free from THC that have medicinal properties used in the cannabis therapy. Moreover, the US based brand ships its CBD products all across the US. It has been manufacturing many CBD products dedicated specifically for medical cannabis, a very important type popular in patients of many types.

 

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