Marijuana extract slashes pediatric seizures, landmark study confirms

Cannabis extract Epidiolex slashes seizures, a new study confirms.  (Photo by GW Pharmaceuticals)

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Cannabis extract Epidiolex slashes seizures, a new study confirms. (Photo by GW Pharmaceuticals)

A batch of studies further confirms medical cannabis patients are right to try cannabidiol-rich marijuana products to treat intractable seizure disorders.

Three studies presented at the American Epilepsy Society’s 69th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia Dec. 7th found a marijuana-derived extract slashed pediatric seizures in half, and completely stopped seizures in nine percent of cases.

Sixteen clinics in the U.S. — including one in San Francisco — are giving a marijuana extract rich in the molecule cannabidiol (called Epidiolex) to a total of 261 people — mostly children with incurable epilepsy, a sometimes deadly seizure disorder.

“After three months of treatment, the frequency of all seizures was reduced by a median

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