Cannabis compound proves effective in fighting epilepsy

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CBD proves once again that it can provide relief to children suffering from seizures

There is already a substantial amount of data to support the use of cannabidiol (CBD) in treating seizures and a cannabis-based drug for epilepsy patients has already been approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in the U.S. However, it never hurts to have a little extra support and a recent study echoes what previous researchers have already found – CBD is a positive solution to seizures in children.

The study was conducted by researchers at the University of Ottawa in Canada. They led randomized controlled trials on children who suffer from severe forms of epilepsy and concluded that, while CBD didn’t completely eliminate the seizures, it did reduce them substantially.

In releasing the findings, lead author Jesse Elliott stated, “Although we saw no significant difference in the number of children who became completely seizure free, we that found a significant number of these children achieved a 50 percent or more reduction in seizures. Any reduction in seizures has a striking impact on the lives of these children and their families. Research in this area is active, and we expect a dramatic increase in the number of studies over the next few years.”

This is an important validation of previous scientific findings and should prove to be vital to any future cannabis legislation, whether on a state or the federal level. Cannabis continues to prove itself to be inarguable Mother Nature’s wonder drug.