SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - September 30, 2016) - Renowned Mexico physician Dr. Carlos G. Aguirre Velazquez today announced results of a new survey he conducted on children with refractory epilepsy, which found that out of 53 cases of children who were treated with cannabidiol (CBD) hemp oil, 60 percent showed a reduction in seizures.
The product most commonly used in the survey was the only current legal option in Mexico, Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC PINK: MJNA)'s Real Scientific Hemp Oil-X™ (RSHO-X™), developed by HempMeds, the first company in Mexico with a COFEPRIS approval to import cannabis products.
The study, conducted by Professor of Pediatric Neurology at the Monterrey Institute of Techhas' School of Medicine Dr. Velazquez, also reported that in seizure crises treated with CBD hemp oil, 16 percent were completely controlled, and 51 percent improved in either a moderately to an important way.
"This is such exciting news for our company and we are honored and humbled to witness this new work performed by D. Velazquez," said Medical Marijuana, Inc.'s Chief Executive Officer Dr. Stuart Titus. "We are proud to be the first company with CBD products approved by the Mexico government, and thrilled to see the results that our products are producing for the quality of life for families that otherwise had no options."
The survey was submitted to parents of the "Por Grace Foundation" Facebook Group, chaired by Raul Elizalde, father of the first patient treated with cannabis products in Mexico. The participation was voluntary and the criteria were: 1) a diagnosis of refractory epilepsy such as Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, Dravet, Doose or other causes, and 2) the current use of medicinal cannabis (pure CBD or combined in different presentations).
Results from the study will be presented to other doctors across Mexico on September 30 as part of an ongoing effort inside the country to inform health professionsals on the therapeutic uses of cannabis.
About HempMeds® Mexico
HempMeds® Mexico is a Mexico-based company that made history by being the first company to receive a COFEPRIS federal government import permit for the cannabis product RSHO-X™ for a medical indication. HempMeds® Mexico plans to work directly with the Mexican government to safely and legally provide access to CBD hemp oil products. For more information, please review the company's website at: http://www.hempmeds.mx.
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