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What is Epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a group of related disorders characterized by a tendency for recurrent seizures. There are different types of epilepsy and seizures. Epilepsy drugs are prescribed to control seizures, and rarely surgery is necessary if medications are ineffective.

Can Medical Marijuana help treat Epilepsy

Since medicinal cannabis has become a more commonplace alternative for a well-established list of ailments and it has become so important for families struggling to treat their epileptic loved ones. Cannabis has demonstrated so much promise in the treatment of epilepsy.

The use of extracts from marijuana plants (cannabis) to treat children with epilepsy has been in the national spotlight since CNN’s Sanjay Gupta featured in August 2013 the story of Charlotte Figi, a Colorado child with a Dravet syndrome. Charlotte’s seizures declined dramatically after she began taking a product called “Charlotte’s Web” extracted from cannabis.