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How does marijuana effect seizures?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

There is no evidence that marijuana increases seizures.
Some small studies suggest marijuana may reduce seizures.

In brief: Depends

There is no evidence that marijuana increases seizures.
Some small studies suggest marijuana may reduce seizures.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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