Claims and Misconceptions concerning CBD from a medical perspective.

The above link for the video called Cannabis Conversations is highly informative and worth spending the 23 minutes it takes to watch it. The video can be viewed on Vimeo or just click the image above.

The video was filmed June 2016 and is of Dr. Ethan Russo, neurologist and medical director at PHYTECS, who discusses CBD, clinical endocannabinoid deficiency, and various ways to target the endocannabinoid system for medical and therapeutic benefit. For a full transcript of this episode, visit: projectcbd.org/article/dr-ethan-russo-cbd-and-clinical-endocannabinoid-deficiency

Also very informative is a paper prepared by Dr. Ethan Russo on CBD concerning its' medical benefits. (Download paper titled Cannabidiol Claims and Misconceptions) 
 


Research on the use of medical marijuana as a treatment for disease and pain.

Some of the world's top scientists have extensively studied the effects on marijuana on the endocannabinoid system. This section of Kyla's Quest is for presenting arguments, facts and data into the efficacy of medical marijuana against certain conditions.


 

SCIENCE

2016 Cannabinoid Conference Videos

Medical Genomics videos from the Cannabinoid Conference (video)

The presentations from the CannMed 2016 Personalized Cannabinoid Conference are now available. Access to all 18 presentations is available when you enter your email address, including the keynote address from Dr. Raphael Mechoulam. Dr. Mechoulam's address is titled The Cannabinoids: Looking Back and Ahead.


Cannabidiol and Treatment Resistant Epilepsy

Epidiolex (Cannabidiol) in Treatment Resistant Epilepsy (download pdf press release)
Abstract Title: Epidiolex (Cannabidiol) in Treatment Resistant Epilepsy
Press Release Title: Medical Marijuana Liquid Extract May Bring Hope for Children with Severe Epilepsy

Conclusion:  CBD showed reductions in seizure frequency across multiple drug-resistant epilepsy syndromes and seizure types and was generally well tolerated in this open-label cohort. Controlled trials are indicated to characterize efficacy and safety.


The role of terpenes in medicine

Terpenes have been found to be essential building blocks of complex plant hormones and molecules, pigments, sterols and even cannabinoids in cannabis. Terpenes also play an incredibly important role by providing the plant with natural protection from bacteria and fungus, insects, and other environmental stresses. Read more on Terpenes in Medical Jane pdf...


Overview of role of flavonoids relating to epilepsy

This review provides an overview about the role of flavonoids in oxidative stress in epilepsy. The mechanism of action of flavonoids and its relation to the chemical structure is also discussed. Download pdf of the Flavonoid in Oxidative Stress in Epilepsy study
Source: The US National Library of Medicine/ National Institutes of Health


Study on Epilepsy and children in Israel

CBD-enriched medical cannabis for intractable pediatric epilepsy - pdf
The current Israeli experience

Purpose: To describe the experience of five Israeli pediatric epilepsy clinics treating children and
adolescents diagnosed as having intractable epilepsy with a regimen of medical cannabis oil.
Conclusions: The results of this multi-center study on CBD treatment for intractable epilepsy in a
population of children and adolescents are highly promising. Further prospective, well-designed clinical trials using enriched CBD medical cannabis are warranted.

Source: British Epilepsy Association