Purified marijuana compound may reduce stubborn epileptic seizures – Yahoo News

Posted: December 24, 2015 in Brain, Cannabis, Epilepsy, health, Marijuana
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By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) – A purified compound derived from marijuana may help reduce seizures in children and young adults with severe forms of epilepsy that resist other treatments, a new study suggests. Patients who added a 99 percent-cannabidiol (CBD) oil to their current treatments went from an average of 30 seizures a month to fewer than 16 – representing a 37 percent reduction over 12 weeks, researchers report in Lancet Neurology. “In this group that has been extremely treatment resistant, this was an incredibly positive finding with the caveat that we didn’t have a comparison group,” said lead author Dr. Orrin Devinsky, of NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City.

Source: Purified marijuana compound may reduce stubborn epileptic seizures – Yahoo News

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