Thursday, May 22, 2014

Can cannabis prevent childhood seizures? Experts unsure

Some parents of children with severe epilepsy say that cannabis helps prevent their children's seizures, but experts caution that it remains unproven whether using the drug to treat epilepsy is safe or effective.

One mother in Colorado turned to cannabis to treat her daughter's intractable seizures, which had started when her daughter was 3 months old, and occurred as often as 50 times a day, according to a new report of the girl's case, published online May 22 in the journal Epilepsia.

Read the rest of the article about medical marijuana/cannabis for epilepsy here.

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