[Research] Marijuana extract sharply cuts seizures in kids with Dravet syndrome

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Just published in the New England Journal of Medicine are the results of a study testing Cannabidiol in treatment of children with Dravet syndrome (a severe form of epilepsy):

Cannabidiol cut the median number of monthly convulsive seizures from 12.4 to 5.9 in 52 children with Dravet syndrome who took the medication over a 14-week test period, according to research published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Fifty-six children using a placebo saw the number of seizures drop only from a median of 14.9 to 14.1 per month.
The drug manufacturer hopes that it can be available by prescription in 2018 for children suffering from Dravet syndrome Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.

Hopefully the sucess of this trial will encourage the U.S. to loosen restrictions on research on medical marijuana.

Article here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...vere-form-of-epilepsy/?utm_term=.f8386c567bbd
 

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Anyone (essentially politician/law makers) opposing ANY options for treating epilepsy and seizures should be accused and arrested for advocating murder.


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