HB-1 was voted into law in April of 2015 and now Georgia residents that suffer from seizure disorders have access to CBD Oil treatments . Unfortunately, many of the patients that need this life saving medicine cannot find physicians that are willing to prescribe CBD treatments. Georgia physicians need to be educated on the efficacy of CBD treatments and it is our goal to make sure that any patient that will benefit from CBD treatments will be able to receive the treatments that could potentially save their life.
The oil extract was brought to the attention of the nation by a CNN special that featured a little girl named Charlotte on Dr. Sanjay Gupta's program. The strain of marijuana plant that Charlotte received for treatment was later named “Charlotte’s Web” by the cultivator in Colorado and has become the household name for CBD oil across the country.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of at least 85 active cannabinoids identified in cannabis. It is a major phytocannabinoid, accounting for up to 40% of the plant's extract, with therapeutic properties for numerous disorders exerted through molecular mechanisms that are yet to be completely identified. CBD acts an anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, anti-oxidant, anti-emetic, anxiolytic and antipsychotic agent, and is therefore a potential medicine for the treatment of neuroinflammation, epilepsy, oxidative injury, vomiting and nausea, anxiety and schizophrenia, respectively. The neuroprotective potential of CBD, based on the combination of its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, is of particular interest and is presently under intense preclinical research in numerous neurodegenerative disorders. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22625422)
Cannabis Oil is high in CBD (Cannabidiol) and has helped hundreds of children across the country that suffer from refractory seizure disorders. The oil is extracted from an engineered strain of the marijuana plant that is extremely low in THC (approx. 0.5%) and high in CBD (Cannabidiol). Because CBD has no psychoactive effects, the children treated with the oil extract do not "get high". The Cannabis Oil is generally administered orally to patients.