Medical Cannabis and Epilepsy

Medical marijuana for the treatment of epilepsy has been a controversial and intriguing topic for the last few years. Drawing upon both clinical experience and research findings, the panelists discuss the potential medical benefits and risks of using medical marijuana as a treatment for epilepsy. The panelists also review the legal and practical issues associated with medical marijuana use in Michigan. Panelists: Evangelos Litinas, MD, MBA – Om of Medicine; Gregory Barkley, MD – Henry Ford Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, and Zahra Abbas – Adult with Epilepsy
[Editors’ note: in the first 5 minutes, a rat study is invoked showing negative effects on rat fetuses when the mother is given cannabinoids. Please see our article on Dr Melanie Dreher’s long term research into the effects of cannabinoids on human babies here; her research indicates that cannabinoids have very notable positive effects, rather than negative.]

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