A member asked:
can medical marijuana help seizures?
4 doctor answers
Dr. Bac Nguyen answered
23 years experience Family Medicine
Not a known benefit: Advocates of marijuana tout its beneifitial effects on pain control, hence the movement to legalize it for medicinal purposes. Its derivative in use, marinol, can stimulate appetite thus helping those with excessive wt loss as in cancer and HIV patients etc...It has a calming effect on many, but benefit on seizure is unknown. Consult your doc. Good luck.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
Dr. Kamel Sadek answered
25 years experience Family Medicine
Not Enough Evidence: Marijuana contains many cannabis compounds which differ in convulsants and anticonvulsant properties. There are also unknown properties of marijuana. Further research is needed to determine the effectiveness and side effects of cannabis as an anti-seizure drug.
Answered on Nov 9, 2015
Dr. William Shaffer answered
17 years experience Neurology
Maybe: Research is lacking. But clinically, I have found it helpful in many symptoms/issues.
Answered on Oct 13, 2012
Dr. Gary Greenly answered
37 years experience Family Medicine
CNN Documentary: Find the recent 1hour cnn documentary named "weed" and view it. It is extremely well done, and puts to rest any doubt that the cbd component of marijuana, which is totally independent of thc content, can control seizure activity.
Answered on May 26, 2018
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