Study: Marijuana Reduces Seizures in Kids With Rare Form of Epilepsy

Dravet Syndrome patients given marijuana-derived CBD saw seizures dramatically decrease compared to placebo group.

For years, parents of children with Dravet Syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy, have been advocating for the use of non-psychoactive medical marijuana to treat their kids. Now, a new study shows that cannabis helped dramatically reduce the number of seizures suffered by these children.

The New England Journal of Medicine published the study’s findings Wednesday, with the results of the 14-week trial concluding that a 20 mg dose of cannabidiol, or CBD, a medicinal form of marijuana, decreasing the average weekly seizures in its patients from 12.4 to 5.9.

By comparison, those in the 120-patient study who received a placebo saw the number of seizures only decrease from 14.9 to 14.1.

– Read the entire article at Rolling Stone.