Study Finds Medical Marijuana Helps Children Suffering from Seizures


The New England Journal published a study on the effects of medical marijuana on epilepsy. Participants using cannabidiol (CBD) experienced close to 40% less seizures.
Cannabidiol is given kids in oil form and does not contain THC, the psychedelic part of marijuana. More from NBC NEWS.

SOURCE: https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/study-medical-marijuana-helps-children-who-have-seizures-952678467801

Cannabis and Epilepsy

A new study has found that cannabidiol is an effective treatment option for people with Dravet syndrome. People with Dravet syndrome suffer from uncontrollable seizures. This is the first conclusive study that found that cannabis is actually effective. The study found that of the 120 people in the study 40% had their seizures reduced by half and 5% are seizure free. This could be the study that allows people with epilepsy get help using medical marijuana.

Learn more at: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-25/cannabis-trial-offers-hope-for-children-with-epilepsy/8558148