Medical Cannabis Halts life-Threatening Fit’s and Seizures in Children! Self Help (3).

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It could save their lives.
It is a matter of extreme urgency that Medical Cannabis be Legalised and made available to the New Zealand public!
IF had a child with such a condition, I would not hesitate to break the Law and get some of this Medicine for my child.

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Post script update 15-6-13

It appears that the benefits of Cannabis in respect to treating Epilepsy were well known before it was prohibited…

Chapter 3 – (2nd Edition)

[America’s 1st Drug Czar, Harry Anslinger]

This section of the Antique Cannabis Book, was meant primarily as a tool for active News Media Reporters who needed a quick (yet well documented) source of information on the subject of Governmental Censorship as it relates to Medical Cannabis. As such this (1947) study, which was openly published and never actually under the threat of censorship, would normally not qualify for inclusion.

However, a quick look beneath the surface shows a different story. One that reveals, wheels within wheels, circles within circles, all spinning around . . . . let’s just say that this study, came very close to (ah, how shall we put it), going the way of oh so many other Medical Cannabis studies.

The author is convinced that had Anslinger (or anyone at the D.E.A.) known about the study BEFORE IT WAS PUBLISHED , it most assuredly would have been CENSORED. Either that or (doing what the Narc’s do now), killed it in its cradle by simply denying the researchers the needed licenses and permits.

This one however, seems to have slipped though the cracks. Here let us go over the facts (those we’ve been able to locate), and let the reader to decide.

The following, located via 420 Magazine [1] is the shortest summery that we’ve been able to find. However, as it’s still filled with lots of PHD gobble goop, so the reader is advised simply to skim-read-it. The long and the short of it is that “ Cannabis Works. ”
Anti-Epileptic Action Of Marijuana-Active Substances BY JEAN P. DAVIS, M.D., and H.H. RAMSEY, M.D. [2]

The demonstration of anticonvulsant activity of the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) congeners by laboratory tests (Loewe and Goodman, Federation Proc. 6:352, 1947 ) prompted clinical trial in five institutionalized epileptic children.

All of them had severe symptomatic grand ma1 epilepsy with mental retardation; three had cerebral palsy in addition. Electroencephalographic tracings were grossly abnormal in the entire group; three had focal seizure activity. Their attacks had been inadequately controlled on 0.13 gm. Of phenobarbital daily, combined with 0.3 gm. of Dilantin per day in two of the patients, and in a third, with 0.2 gm. Of Mesantoin daily. Two isomeric 3 (1,2-dimethyl heptyl) homologs of THC were tested, Numbers 122 and 125A, with ataxia potencies fifty and eight times, respectively, that of natural marijuana principles. Number 122 was given to two patients for three weeks and to three patients for seven weeks. Three responded at least as well as to previous therapy; the fourth became almost completely and the fifth entirely seizure free. One patient, transferred to 125A after three weeks, had prompt exacerbation of seizures during the ensuing four weeks, despite dosages up to 4 mg. daily. The second patient transferred to 125A was adequately controlled on this dosage, except for a brief period of paranoid behavior three and a half weeks later; similar episodes had occurred prior to cannabinol therapy. Other psychic disturbances or toxic reactions were not manifested during the periods of treatment. Blood counts were normal.

The cannabinols herein reported deserve further trial in non-institutionalized epileptics. Reprinted from Federation Proceedings, Federation of American Society for Experimental Biology, vol. 8, lY49, p. 284.
Source: Anti-Epileptic Action Of Marijuana-Active Substances

The below newspaper article, taken from the “Salt Lake City telegram [May 20, 1947], was located via the National Archives (College Park, MD). It belonged to and was integrated into the files of Harry Anslinger’s old Bureau of Narcotics, today known as the D.E.A. We believe that it was the first that Anslinger knew about the study, and thus too late to CENSOR or put a stop to it.

[Bureau of Narcotics files, — National Archives, College Park, Md.]

[As per the Bureau of Narcotics Files ; National Archives]
Marijuana Leaf Plays Epilepsy Cure Role

Drug principles isolated from leaves of marijuana, an innocent-looking plant that grows wild in different parts of the world, are playing an important role in research on a cure for epilepsy.

This is the same marijuana which so many people fear as a habit-forming drug and which is noted for the opium-like dreams it produces in those who partake of it.

The drugs being used are synthetic substances related to cannabinol, which is contained in marijuana, but does not produce the same effects. Dr. Jean P. Davis, faculty researcher at the University of Utah medical college, has done considerable research with the drugs in treatment of minor and convulsive epilepsy.

She reports that the drugs have been found effective about 50% of the time. Future for epileptics appears “very bright,” she said, “because of not only one new drug, but a whole field of new compounds to combat epileptic seizures.”

Helps Minor Seizures One of these new drugs, trimethadione, is most effective in petit mal epilepsy, minor seizures common in younger patients. Another, paramethadione, a sort of second cousin to the first, is useful in such spells.

A third compound, called phenerone, is effective in psycho-motor seizures, sudden episodes of unusual behavior, accompanied by amnesia.

Epilepsy comes in four degrees: grand mal, or pykno-epilepsy, with brief staring spells; psycho-motor, accompanied by amnesia and unusual behavior, and Jacksonian, identified by retention of consciousness with progressive twitching and numbness of one leg or arm.

Mr. Davis is in charge of a section of the psychiatric clinic at Salt Lake General hospital, where she does some clinical work. She also instructs advanced courses in the departments of pharmacology and physiology at the university.

Began in 1929 According to Dr. Davis, actual valuable research with modern methods of fighting epilepsy came into their own in 1929 with the invention of the electro-encephalograph, an instrument for recording brain activity.

And the latest of the compounds used in treatment of the affliction was developed in 1948. Meanwhile, research is advancing at a rapid pace, Dr. Davis said.

She studied for three years under Dr. William Lennox, one of the top U.S. experts on epilepsy. She received her doctor of medicine degree at Yale university in 1943.

Most of her clinical work has been confined to children, with whom she “likes to work.”
Here note the wording:
“. . . Have been found effective about 50% of the time. “

“ . . . the same marijuana which so many people fear “

“ . . . Drug principles isolated from leaves of marijuana . . . being used are synthetic substances related to cannabinol, which is contained in marijuana, but does not produce the same effects. “
With respect to the above — note that a Medical Cannabis like “synthetic substance” is being referred to.


5 thoughts on “Medical Cannabis Halts life-Threatening Fit’s and Seizures in Children! Self Help (3).”

  1. Governmental participation in the Prohibition of nutritional cannabis is tantamount to participating in genocide. In the late 1940’s America had congressional hearings on cannabis because the AMA was protesting the prohibition claiming they could not heal people without cannabis. The American congress knew that by removing cannabis from us would do two things:
    Cancer, diabetes, arthritis, alzheimers, epilepsy, and so many disorders more would now fester without cannabis and grow into syndromes. Akin to Vitamin C and rickets, your bones will crumble and you will die without vitamin C, and without cannabis your healing control system is impaired, and they knew and they did it anyway for greed of the pharmaceutical and medical arenas. The American GDP is 1/3 medical. Our country supports itself on Americans being sick.
    And Second, testing, they have been testing how much the human body can withstand, medicating everyone, insuring quick deaths that they can track and follow. Did you know the Veterans Administration in America forces vets onto pharmaceutical drugs to get their living benefits? If they use cannabis as a natural remedy for PTST OR PTSS they loose their benefits and they blood serum test them to be sure they are taking the chemicals.
    In summation the American government in particular with backing from the 95% of the worlds government, not N. Korea they allow pot smoking as does the Netherlands and some other isolated areas, have joined together in a genocide so ghastly, so painfully consuming that leaves most citizens with two choices; stay on the pharmaceuticals that are killing them, or chance going to the privatized slave penitentiary where they will be forced to take corporate chemical pharmaceuticals, eat meat, drink fluoride, and be treated as slaves. The Great American Legal system. Still think we are the best country in the world?
    Anakka Hartwell
    Author The Genocide Chronicles
    Cannabis Ambassador for Serenity Senior and Veterans Centers

  2. Thank you for that interesting Comment Anakka.
    It has become routine to ban medicines under the pretence of ‘the war on drugs’.
    For examples Painkillers which contain Pseudoephedrine were recently banned in NZ for the sake of making it more difficult to Cook up Meth.
    Thus it is a principle, that the State does not give a toss about the health and wellbeing of the people in respect to medicines. They care more about their tyranical and populist bigoted Political agenda.

  3. I have just added an Important post script to this post from a face book friend who gave me a quote from… THE ANTIQUE CANNABIS BOOK
    Chapter 3 – (2nd Edition)

    This seems to prove that the medical benefits of Cannabis in respect to treating Epilepsy were already know back in 1947…. prior to Prohibition and the drug war.

  4. With dozens of different cannabinoids in marijuana, it’s no wonder it has been so effective in curing epilepsy and other disorders. Researchers are finding that marijuana’s unique properties can be used for a variety of conditions. It’s good to see stories like this making their way around the internet! I hope that cannabis can continue to be researched and analyzed by those who have the budget to show what marijuana truly brings to society.

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