Epilepsy is a neurological disorder affecting all age ranges, and conventional drugs often fail to provide effective relief from frequent seizures. Cannabis - especially CBD - offers a promising path that is prompting new research, prodded by some heartwarming successes.
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Epilepsy & Cannabis
Cannabis and its derivatives have been documented for anti-epileptic effects since 1881. Today, the promise of cannabidiol (CBD) as an anti-epileptic treatment is prompting people to move to states that have safe access to medicinal products containing this compound.
According to a new Australian study published by the journal Epilepsy Behavior, and published online by the U.S. National Institute of Health, a vast majority of those who use marijuana to treat epilepsy (including parents who administer it to their children) find success in doing so. For the study; “Epilepsy Action Australia conducted an Australian … Continue reading
Guest writer Johnny Hughes, from Ireland, gives his take on Cannabis and the various day to day issues we face with cannabis, including epilepsy.Read on!
Bonni Goldstein, MD, spoke to 120 serious, devoted, desperate, courageous parents in Milpitas, CA, on the subject of CBD and Pediatric Epilepsy. “There’s a lot on the internet that’s opinion,” she said, “I’m here to give you the facts.”
The use of cannabis and cannabis oil for epilepsy and seizures is among the most well-documented medical cases.
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