Epilepsy

 

It can be said that the most modern push for access to cannabis has epilepsy at its core. Charlotte’s Web (named specifically for the little girl that the plant was cultivated for) was the first recognized cannabis profile (high in CBD and low in THC) to make a dramatic difference in a certain kind of epilepsy. 

As a person who suffers from seizures, you must be overly cautious when taking cannabis. The majority of medications prescribed for seizures are metabolized by the liver. Cannabis can interact with these medications, making them less effective. The very last thing a person who may be relatively seizure free is to start seizing again due to adding cannabis to their medical regimen. As always, please consult your doctor prior to starting a cannabis regimen. They don’t have to like it, as long as it’s safe for you, but they do have to respect your freedom of choice when it comes to your own healthcare.

 

Use of cannabinoids in the treatment of epilepsy

Barriers in accessing medical cannabis for children with drug-resistant epilepsy in Canada: A qualitative study

Cannabinoids in Audiogenic Seizures: From Neuronal Networks to Future Perspectives for Epilepsy Treatment

Pharmacology of cannabinoids in the treatment of epilepsy

Medical Cannabis Treatment for Pediatric, Drug-Resistant Epilepsy: An Overview & Summary for those New to the Conversation

Efficacy of Phytocannabinoids in Epilepsy Treatment: Novel Approaches and Recent Advances

Long-term safety and efficacy of highly purified cannabidiol for treatment refractory epilepsy

Study: Effectiveness of CBD for epilepsy stronger over time

Synthetic, non-intoxicating 8,9-dihydrocannabidiol for the mitigation of seizures