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Cannabis / CBD For Epilepsy

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Most medical experts believe that CBD is an effective treatment for epilepsy.   One drug containing cannabis, Epidiolex, has even been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat epilepsy. However, scientists still face challenges determining the appropriate doses of other cannabis-based medicines for epilepsy. Although they agree on the dosing of

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Dr. Orrin Devinsky, a neurologist, Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery,
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Cannabis Derivative Cannabidiol Reduces Epilepsy Seizures

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Dr. Rhys Thomas, a neurologist and honorary consultant for epilepsy at
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Does Cannabis Cure Epilepsy? (A Neurologist Explains)

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- Miller, I., MD, Perry, M. S., MD, Saneto, R. P., DO, Scheffer, I., Gunning, B., Sanchez-Carpintero, R., . . . Knappertz, V. A., MD. (2008). Cannabis-based Medicine May Reduce Seizures for Children with Difficult-to-Treat Epilepsy. American Academy of Neurology. doi:doi:10.1211/cp.2018.20205058

- Perucca, E. (2017). Cannabinoids found in the cannabis plants, mainly THC and CBD are believed to play a role in reducing the occurrence of seizures. Journal of Epilepsy Research,7(2), 61-76.

- Rosenberg, E., Tsien, R., Whalley, B., & Devinsky, O. (2015). Cannabinoids and Epilepsy. Neurotherapeutics,12(4), 747-768.

- Zaheer, S., Kumar, D., Khan, M. T., Giyanwani, P. R., & Kiran, F. (2018). Epilepsy and Cannabis: A Literature Review. Cureus. doi:10.7759/cureus.3278

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