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Medical marijuana in treatment of certain brain diseases

Medical marijuana in treatment of certain brain diseases: Experts weigh in

Source:
American Academy of Neurology (AAN). (2014, April 28). Medical marijuana in treatment of certain brain diseases: Experts weigh in. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 18, 2015 from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140428163633.htm

ScienceDaily Summary:
A review of available scientific research on the use of medical marijuana in brain diseases finds certain forms of medical marijuana can help treat some symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS), but do not appear to be helpful in treating drug-induced (levodopa) movements in Parkinson’s disease. Not enough evidence was found to show if medical marijuana is helpful in treating motor problems in Huntington’s disease, tics in Tourette syndrome, cervical dystonia and seizures in epilepsy.

Journal Reference:

  1. B. S. Koppel, J. C. M. Brust, T. Fife, J. Bronstein, S. Youssof, G. Gronseth, D. Gloss. Systematic review: Efficacy and safety of medical marijuana in selected neurologic disorders: Report of the Guideline Development Subcommittee of the American Academy of NeurologyNeurology, 2014; 82 (17): 1556 DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000000363

Medical MJ liquid extract may help children with severe epilepsy

Medical marijuana liquid extract may bring hope for children with severe epilepsy

Source: American Academy of Neurology (AAN). (2015, April 13). Medical marijuana liquid extract may bring hope for children with severe epilepsy. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 14, 2015 from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/04/150413183743.htm

Science Daily Summary:
A medicinal liquid form of marijuana may show promise as a treatment for children with severe epilepsy that is not responding to other treatments, according to a new study.
WTR-RI Research and Analysis Team Note:
This research utilize an extract containing only CBD’s, the non-psychoactive component of marijuana.

 

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