A 21-year-old member asked:
how does marijuana effect seizures?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni answered
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: There is no evidence that marijuana increases seizures. Some small studies suggest marijuana may reduce seizures.
Answered on Feb 25, 2013
Dr. Robert Kwok answered
32 years experience Pediatrics
Uncertain effects: Some marijuana-using epileptics say marijuana decreases their seizures, while others say mj increases seizures. Some research on animals show that certain compounds in mj can decrease seizures. Looking at such compounds is a starting point to finding new epilepsy drugs, but the respiratory, psychological, and other bad effects of marijuana makes smoking mj not a useful treatment for seizures.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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