Why Parents of Children with Epilepsy Are Increasingly Turning to Marijuana

December 9, 2014 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Health Tips

Source: https://www.yahoo.com/health/why-parents-of-children-with-epilepsy-are-104174561217.html?src=rss


When Bonni Goldstein, MD, medical director of Canna-Centers, a group of medical marijuana practices in California, prescribes cannabidiol — a compound extracted from marijuana — to children with epilepsy, she always clarifies to their parents that the long-term risks of the compound are unknown. “It wasn’t available 30 years ago,” she explains. Yet, “every single parent has said to me, ‘Well, I don’t know the long-term effects of the medications my child is taking, and the seizures haven’t stopped. I’d like to give my child the best chance possible.’”

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