Study claims medical marijuana could reduce seizures in childhood epilepsy

In the journal Drug Science, Policy and Law, a British research team at Imperial College London demonstrated that medicinal marijuana may be beneficial for the onset of intractable epilepsy in children.

The team reviewed 10 separate cases of severe childhood-onset epilepsy. The use of cannabis as a therapeutic intervention was examined.

As stated in the publication’s article: “Our findings suggest a combination of CBD and THC based products are effective in reducing seizure frequency in a range of epileptic conditions.”

“We highlight the inefficacy of the healthcare system in supporting these patients who bare great personal and financial burdens.”

It follows by stating: “We encourage specialist physicians and relevant bodies to permit greater ease of access of these medications to those patients where efficacy has been shown.”

The study was published online on December 9th, 2020.

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