Epilepsy Seizures Drop 50% in Cannabidiol Study – CNNMoney

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A new study from Orrin Devinsky, MD, of the New York University School of Medicine, suggests that Cannabidiol (CBD) may radically reduce seizures in patients with epilepsy.

Dr. Devinsky administered cannabidiol to 23 patients with treatment-resistant epilepsy. Thirty-nine percent of the patients saw their seizure rates drop by more than 50%. Four patients (17%) had no seizures for the last month of treatment.

Lexaria (CSE:LXX) (OTCQB:LXRP) has acquired 51% of PoViva Corp, an innovative health company developing Cannabidiol (CBD)-infused products. Lexaria may increase its ownership position to 75% at a later date.

“Most CBD’s taste awful,” stated Lexaria CEO and Chairman Chris Bunka in an exclusive interview with Financial Press. “Marian Washington and Michelle Reillo – the two principals at PoViva – have developed patent-pending technology to bind CBD to a lipid. As well as enabling the body to process the CBDs more efficiently, this technology makes it taste much better.”

The first PoViva Tea by Lexaria will be a traditional black tea, which accounts for about 85% of all the tea consumed. Initially Lexaria will sell the CBD lipid-bound tea loosely – and then as the product line gets traction Bunka anticipates introducing flavored teas and tea bags.

In March, 2014 Lexaria entered into the medical marijuana market in Canada where it is legal federally. Its production license application is being reviewed by Health Canada.

“We continue to press for that license,” stated Bunka. “But we made an executive and board decision to build immediate value for the company pursuing opportunities in the hemp-based Cannabidiol (CBD) market – which does not require new licensing, laws or legislation.”

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