18.04.19 Marijuana Miracle

April 23, 2018
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First-Of-Its-Kind Drug

Derivative of marijuana may treatA EPILEPSY….

Say What? Flip!

CBD = cannabidiol

  • Marijuana has 100 chemicals, including a component “CBD
  • CBD WON’T make you high.
  • CBD = oil used topically or ingested that acts an anti-inflammatory (like a muscle smoother).
  • Experimental British CBD-based drug shows itA reduces severe epilepsy for children, though no one knows exactly WHY it works.


‘I just went to South Africa for two weeks without my parents on a school trip. I would not have been able to do that if I had not tried this medication.’

Sam Vogelstein, 16, who suffers from epilepsy and participated in the study. He had 100 seizures a day before taking the CPD-based drug.

FDA Controls Fate

  • If FDA follows recommendation of FDA advisory panel, experimental CBD drug *could* be the first mainstream “marijuana” drug with federal approval come June – when final decision to approve or deny is expected.
  • Right now, CBD oil used by those with epilepsy AND those with muscle pain in states that allows its sale.

Today, medical marijuana is legal in 29 states & DC. Did you know marijuana use by athletes is NOT illegal by World Doping Agency? Some athletes say marijuana use helps them focus, but some doctors say beware.

From New York Times:

Runners also report using products with cannabidiol, or CBD, a nonpsychoactive component of marijuana that has shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, for recovery. The CBD is usually applied through an oil. It lowers the amount of many, many pro-inflammatory cytokines — things that our body makes naturally in response to any inflammation response, said Dr. Orrin Devinsky, director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at NYU Langone Health, who is studying the use of CBD to treat epilepsy. He said that CBD has also been shown to bind to serotonin receptors, which may be related to its effect as an anti-anxiety agent.

Scott Dunlap, a 48-year-old ultrarunner who calls himself a semiprofessional (he has sponsors but also a day job) and who once ran a race in a marijuana leaf costume, says he will use an edible or vape marijuana after a long race. (He tried it once during a run and said he wound up lost and hungry.) He doesn”t see using marijuana after running a race as all that different from drinking a beer — except that a lot of races provide beer free.

by Jenna Lee,