Hemp seed oil containing CBD and THC in fixed quantities are beneficial in alleviating and even ending seizures in children. Research suggests that it is helpful for even drug-resistant epileptic attacks.
Scientists from the University of Saskatchewan performed this study. It appears in the Frontiers in Neurology. Children’s Hospital Foundation by Jim Pattinson provided financial aid for the study.
Children who have severe attacks of epilepsy do experience better life quality with a low dosage of medical hemp oil. The researchers analyzed the effects of the oil with a carefully thought ratio. It included CBD with 95 percent purity and rest of the percentage with tetra hydra cannabidiol.
They kept the bigger percentage of CBD and a smaller one of THC in the regimen
Scientists made this composition with the aid of scientific evidence. They also fixed a specific amount of the THC. The team found no intoxicating effects of the THC on using plant extracts with CBD enrichment. In the study, three out of seven children did not show any signs of seizures after using the seed oil regimen.
Most of the positive effects of using hemp seed oil were quite drastic. Some of the children were able to communicate with their families for the first time efficiently. Whereas, some children who were not able to talk or crawl were able to do so after the doses. They felt connected to their families and other loved ones.
Children with epileptic encephalopathy suffer from frequent seizures the most
Many studies have suggested cannabis items with cannabidiol to be efficient in providing aid to control epileptic seizures in children. These children include ones having epileptic encephalopathy, a congenital and severe epilepsy type.
However, most of the children do not have access to cannabis products because of a lack of knowledge. Most physicians are unaware of the required dose for the patients. Moreover, the presence of THC in the regimen makes some health care workers dubious of it.
What did the study suggest?
The study suggested that most children showed a significant alleviation in their seizures upon the daily dosage of CBD. The total dosage consisted of 5 to 6 mg of cannabis extract per kg of the weight of the child daily. Scientists also tested a dose increment to 10 to 12 mg/kg daily. They noted a dramatic alleviation in the seizures in more than half of the population under study.
The scientists realize that they have taken an important step in paving the way for a scientific answer to find treatment for epileptic seizures. There is a need to find the perfect dose and composition of the product. While administering this product, physicians will also need to monitor levels of CBD and THC in the children’s bloodstreams.
The children did not respond to multiple anti-convulsant medicines. The failure of the medication in these children motivated the scientists to find potential ways to alleviate the symptoms.
This research is a ray of hope for patients who show resistance to the drugs for epilepsy. However, there is a need for more research to apply this regimen on a vast scale.
Dangerous Effects of Cannabis During Pregnancy Explained by New Research
Cannabis is a derivative of Cannabis sativa that affects the normal functioning of the brain and impairs motor coordination leading to hallucinating effect. This new study suggests that cannabis exposure has real-time devastating effects on the fetus and placental development during the gestation period in pregnancy.
The principal constituent in cannabis is Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and the researchers at Western University and Queens University find that regular exposure to THC has a great effect on the development of the placenta and fetus during gestation. Since recreational cannabis has been legalized in Canada, the effects of cannabis during pregnancy are beginning to be perceived.
Researchers used a rat model and human placental cells to show that regular exposure to THC during pregnancy has a great impact on not only the development of the vital organs of the fetus but also on the gene expression that is extremely important for the proper functioning of the placenta.
The researchers practically find an 8 percent deduction in birth weight and diminished growth of brain and liver by more than 20 percent during gestation in a rat model due to the regular exposure to a low-dose of THC that copies the daily use of cannabis.
An associate professor, Daniel B. Hardy at Westerns Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry and co-author on the paper suggests that the use of cannabis during pregnancy is highly linked with low birth weight babies.
Clinical data is hard to analyze because it is perplexed by other factors. The study is a definite way that supports that THC has a direct influence on the growth of the placenta and fetus.
Oxygen and nutrients cross the placenta into the developing fetus for nourishment and the research team characterizes how THC prevents oxygen and nutrients from crossing the placenta.
A decrease in a glucose transporter called GLUT-1 is caused by the exposure to THC that was found by studying the placental cells of humans. This shows that THC is stopping the transfer of key nutrient glucose through the placenta, from mother to the fetus. A reduction in placental vasculature was also found in the rat model and infers a reduced flow of blood from the mother to the fetus.
In the researcher’s opinion the restricted growth they observed in the offspring is likely caused by both of these factors and find that there are recently no proper guidelines from Health Canada on the use of cannabis during the gestation period.
To prevent morning sickness, for anxiety, depression or social issues up to one in five women are using cannabis during pregnancy according to some studies.
A Ph.D., Associate Professor, David Natale at Queens finds in Canada and many states of the US the use of marijuana has been legalized, but its use during gestation period has not been studied well. There are very real devastating risks associated with the regular exposure of cannabis during pregnancy.
NuggMD offered Free camp to Veterans for Medical Marijuana Assessment
NuggMD, the nation’s leading cannabis market for telemedicine provided free online medical marijuana tests to Oklahoma’s veterans on Monday, 11th Nov. This service was accessible by showing a valid ID as a proof of service.
The Chief Marketing Officer and Co-Founder of NuggMD Alex Milligan said “None of us would enjoy the freedom and prosperity that we do today without our brave veterans. We are offering completely free medical marijuana evaluations to Oklahoma’s veterans this Monday in humble thanks for their service and sacrifice.”
Since the launch in 2016, NuggMD’s affiliated physicians have provided medical marijuana evaluations to nearly half a million patients in California, Nevada and New York. NuggMD officially launched in Oklahoma in 2019 and they are soon planning to expand nationwide.
Co-Founder Kam Babazade said: “The past seven weeks in Oklahoma have been amazing, response to our telemedicine services have far exceeded our expectations, and we’re very excited to see what 2020 will bring for the Midwest.”
Patients can complete the evaluation process with their new physician from home by using NuggMD’s video-enabled telemedicine platform. The evaluations are made easy for disabled or patients who are unable to travel by providing live chat feature. The evaluation can be done through the patient’s smartphone or computer.
NuggMD is the country’s top medical cannabis technology programme. They encourage access to doctors who give medicinal cannabis assessments in California, New York, Nevada and Oklahoma. NuggMD’s patients get their cannabis assessments totally online from the protection and solace of their own home. Since 2016, NuggMD has helped about a large portion of a million medical cannabis patients with the assessment procedure, advancing their main goal to improve personal satisfaction through cannabis.
Popular Cannabis Dispensary Launches in Palm Springs
Lighthouse with its grand opening in the Palm Springs becomes the pioneer in bringing cannabis products in the Riverside County. Now residents and tourists and visitors in the area can have a nice time indulging themselves in cannabis delight.
With the upcoming 2019 holiday season and the Palm Springs Pride, the company offers a bunch of luxurious dispensaries within the mesmerizing vicinity of Palm Springs in California. The first location for this company was in the Coachella Valley.
The company Lighthouse is offering clients and medical patients with a huge variety of cannabis products in California. Not only the retail store has consumable products, you can also find cannabis accessories from there.
The organization is aimed at educating people about different uses and strains of cannabis and wants to make the cannabis for the culture approach in California knowledgeable for adult consumers.
With cooperation of many popular cannabis enthusiasts in the field, the cannabis company in the West Coast is coming with an objective to destigmatize cannabis consumption and bring out more of its positive value among people, especially medical patients who can get directly or indirectly benefitted from cannabis strains of certain types.
Lighthouse Dispensary houses certain famous and trendy cannabis products for its customers and patients such as Marley Natural, Sunday Goods, Candescent, Papa and Barkley, Care by Design, PLUS, CRU, and the list goes on.
With every new product range finding its way to the shelves of the dispensary, the variety gets even more exciting.
Ranging from edibles to topicals, flowers to anxiety relieving oils, the Lighthouse has it all. While we are talking about it, it has not forgotten your beloved pets as well.
There is something for everyone in the store – of course, those who are legally allowed to consume cannabis (no pun intended for millennials).
Till now, you can find top health and fitness cannabis products from the company as one of their specialties.
Not only you can get the products of your choice, but the carefully arranged health and wellness products serve educationally positive as well for the customers.
With more social settings like consumption lounges, outdoor patios, coffee shops, and event spaces, you can find a wide range of efforts that drive I a positive manner towards accentuating more knowledge about cannabis.
The focus is on many advantages of cannabis consumption that also includes educational classes, discussions, interactive gatherings, and much more.
Co-owner, Joseph Rubin is quite positive about the future of the next Lighthouse branch in the Palm Springs after Coachella Valley. He is “thrilled” and have further plans for “additional locations” in other popular Californian sites like Los Angeles, Massachusetts, and the Golden Gate Bridge city.
The owner is hopeful that with the spread of more knowledge through this project will open considerable number of doors in the market. Moreover, there is time to debunk all the myths relating to cannabis consumption through positive education and more engagement with the clients.
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