Use of cannabidiol-enriched cannabis in a small number of children with treatment- resistant epilepsy. Sixteen (84%) of the 19 parents reported a reduction in their child’s seizure frequency while taking cannabidiol-enriched cannabis. Learn more here.

Of these, two (11%) reported complete seizure freedom, eight (42%) reported a greater than 80% reduction in seizure frequency, and six (32%) reported a 25-60% seizure reduction.( E. Porter, Brenda, and Catherine Jacobson)

In April 2015 the results of studies cemented the hope. More than 200 patients received at least some of the CBD treatment, with 123 receiving a full 12-week course. Researchers said the treatment appeared to cut the number of seizures nearly in half. Participants had Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, epilepsy types that can lead to intellectual disability and lifelong seizures, as well as 10 other types of severe epilepsy.

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Dravet syndrome is a type of severe epilepsy that develops during the first year of childhood and is characterized by frequent febrile seizures. Studies have shown cannabis has the capability of reducing, and in some cases eliminating, seizures. Continue Reading

Medical Marijuana Liquid Extract May Bring Hope for Children with Severe Epilepsy

WASHINGTON, DC – A medicinal liquid form of marijuana may show promise as a treatment for children with severe epilepsy that is not responding to other treatments, according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 67th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, April 18 to 25, 2015. Continue Reading