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Marijuana Good For Epilepsy by Turaki4Presiden: 4:54pm On May 25, 2017
Marijuana good for treatment of severe epilepsy – Study
— 25th May 2017
An Australian study has found the first evidence that medicinal cannabis can reduce seizures in children with severe epilepsy.

The study, published by The University of Melbourne, on Thursday, found that cannabidiol, a medical component of cannabis, can reduce seizures in more than 40 per cent of children with a severe form of epilepsy.

The trial took place over 14 weeks with 120 children with Dravets Syndrome, a severe potentially lethal form of epilepsy, participating, 60 of whom were given a placebo and the other 60 given cannabidiol.

Ingrid Scheffer, the lead author of the study, said it was a major milestone in using cannabis products to treat epilepsy.

“This is the first high-level evidence that shows that cannabidiol works for epilepsy,” Scheffer said on Thursday.

“It’s as good as some of our other drugs, it doesn’t look like it’s better than our other drugs because it’s not going to cure.

“It’s not a panacea, but it’s going to be very valuable for these children with severe life-threatening epilepsy.”

Of the 60 children who were given cannabidiol, 43 per cent had their frequency of seizures at least halved from an average of 12.4 convulsions per month to an average of 5.9 per month.

Overall, a vast majority of the group exhibited a reduction in the number of seizures while three children did not have any seizures after taking the drug.

Comparatively, the average number of seizures in the placebo group went from 14.9 per month to 14.1.

“These responder rates of 43 per cent, and five per cent seizure free, are what you see across many epileptic drug trials and we always try them in patients with uncontrolled epilepsy because they’re the ones who need to try something new the most,’’ Scheffer said.

“If it makes you seizure-free, as it did for three children in the clinical, it is life-changing.’’

Cannabidiol was recently reclassified by the Victorian government to a schedule four substance, making it a legal prescription drug.

Scheffer said that a number of studies were underway across Australia testing cannabidiol as a treatment for other forms of
Re: Marijuana Good For Epilepsy by iammrjaai(m): 5:04pm On May 25, 2017
These westerners sha.... them don finish us... abeg notify me when it will also be good for depression from poverty...
Re: Marijuana Good For Epilepsy by jessejunior(m): 5:14pm On May 25, 2017
it has been a good plant from the beginning grin
Re: Marijuana Good For Epilepsy by Eggcelent(m): 5:17pm On May 25, 2017

Everything Made By God Has Its Positives.

However, Men Will Always Pervert & Bring Out The Evil.
Re: Marijuana Good For Epilepsy by Turaki4Presiden: 1:50am On May 26, 2017

Everything Made By God Has Its Positives.

However, Men Will Always Pervert & Bring Out The Evil.

I agree with you 100%...the problem is human and not the herbs. Water used excessively too can hurt human,which is a fact

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