Canna~Fangled Abstracts

Marijuana: A Time-Honored but Untested Treatment for Epilepsy.

By February 26, 2015 No Comments
 2015 Feb 26:1-4. [Epub ahead of print]

Abstract

pm1The biology of the endocannabinoid system in the brain provides a possible basis for a beneficial pharmacological effect of marijuana on seizures. However, evidence for efficacy of cannabis treatment of epilepsy is anecdotal because no acceptable randomized controlled trials have been done. Proper dosage and means of administration remain unknown. Cannabis is safer than other controlled substances, including tobacco or alcohol, and appears to be relatively safe compared with most pharmaceuticals used to treat epilepsy. This is a review of this topic from a Canadian perspective.

KEYWORDS:

seizures

PMID:

 25715711
[PubMed – as supplied by publisher] twin memes II

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