Nixon Approves CBD Oil Law

The cannabis oil bill is now signed into law in Missouri. The Epilepsy Foundation looks forward to being an integral player in bringing the extract to those children in Missouri who have failed at three or more treatments for seizures. We caution interested parties that the FDA has not approved this approach and not enough research has been done to assure the effectiveness and side effects from its use. However, this gives hope to those who have struggled for control. It offers another … [Read more...]

Seize the Day St. Louis Success!

EFMK would like to thank everyone who came out to Kirkwood Park on Saturday, June 21 for Seize the Day St. Louis. We had a great time with nearly 1,000 participants and raised close to $70,000! Click here to view and download pictures from the day.   Additional thanks go out to the following: Our hard-working (and extremely flexible) volunteers. You arrived early, stayed late and did every job on the list with a smile. You were invaluable! Kirkwood Park Rangers. Thank you … [Read more...]

Medical Marijuana Scores Small Victory in Congress

Congress approved an amendment last week barring the DOJ from using federal funds to interfere with medical marijuana laws in several states, including Missouri. Several congressmen from the Missouri region backed the measure, which is significant considering the Missouri legislature recently passed a bill allowing the use of hemp extract for children with intractable epilepsy. Click the links below to read more. Click here Click here     … [Read more...]

Patient Education Program

If you're in the Kansas City area and would like to learn about available treatment options for difficult-to-treat epilepsy, here is an opportunity to attend a seminar on the topic . … [Read more...]

Hot Off the Presses!

That's our James with Emily and Susan Ramza on Capitol Hill with Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas advocating for people with epilepsy! @EFMOKS on the hill for epilepsy thank you for your great advocacy! — Epilepsy Foundation (@EpilepsyFdn) March 25, 2014   Here's Lexi Harmon with Rep. Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri's 5th District (Kansas City). @repcleaver great meeting with teen advocates Lexi @EFMOKS — Epilepsy Foundation … [Read more...]

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