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Marijuana Constituent Significantly Reduces Severe Epileptic Seizures

07:15 EDT 17 May 2018 | Genetic Engineering News

The psychotropic effects of cannabis may be what the historically maligned drug is best known for, yet in recent decades a growing body of evidence continues to suggest that the drug has numerous valuable properties that make it a potentially valuable therapeutic. Now, investigators from NYU School of Medicine have shown in a new large-scale, randomized, controlled trial that cannabidiol (CBD)—a compound derived from the cannabis plant that does not produce a "high"—significantly reduces the number of dangerous seizures in patients with a severe form of epilepsy called Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. Findings from the new study were published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine , in an article entitled “ Effect of Cannabidiol on Drop Seizures in the Lennox–Gastaut Syndrome .” "This new study adds rigorous evidence of cannabidiol's effectiveness in reducing seizure burden in a severe form of epilepsy and, importantly, is the first study of ...

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