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How does marijuana effect seizures?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: There is no evidence that marijuana increases seizures. Some small studies suggest marijuana may reduce seizures.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
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.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

What is the effect of marijuana on seizures?

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Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry 51 years experience
Major: Tends to lower seizure threshold and lead to more seizures.

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