On Medical Marijuana and Epilepsy
August 11, 2013
Tonight at 8:00 p.m. EDT, CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta airs a documentary on medical marijuana. One of the families profiled has a young daughter living with Dravet Syndrome – a rare form of epilepsy with uncontrollable seizures. After many failed treatments, the family turned to medical marijuana as a potential treatment for their 5-year-old daughter. The Epilepsy Foundation is excited to hear the results for Charlotte were very positive.
The Epilepsy Foundation is open and committed to exploring and advocating for all potential treatment options for epilepsy – assuming they are proven safe and effective. This includes medical marijuana (cannabis). However, research into medical marijuana and seizure control is not complete. We are in favor of research that evaluates cannabis’s effectiveness so as to better inform and help the millions of individuals who live with epilepsy.
More on medical marijuana and epilepsy is available here - http://www.epilepsy.com/epilepsy/medical-marijuana