cannabis-derived medicine to treat pediatric epilepsy
NBC's Dateline premiered a new medical marijuana documentary, "Growing Hope," Sunday night, which shared the struggles of families in Virginia fighting to get their epileptic kids access to cannabis oil. Its time slot made it the first-ever marijuana do...
The administration of oral cannabis extracts is associated with the mitigation of seizures in adolescents with epilepsy, according to clinical data published this month in the journal Epilepsy & Behavior.
Even as some states are allowing use of certain marijuana extracts to treat severe epilepsy, the rigorous research needed to prove if one of these compounds really works is just getting under way.
For decades, those opposed to cannabis use in any form, and for any reason, could always fall back on one simple phrase when faced with the inconvenient truth about marijuana's incredible safety: “But what about the children?”