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.’”

For more health tips like these, join us at PowerHealthTips.com