Young Epilepsy Patients Found Relief in Marijuana Extract
A liquid extract from marijuana is being tested as a possible medication for children with epilepsy.
A new study funded by GW Pharmaceuticals tested a drug called Epidiolex, the main ingredient of which is cannabidiol extracted from the marijuana plant. The research consisted of giving the extract — which does not contain any THC, the chemical in pot that causes a “high” — to 213 people averaging 11 years of age, with some toddlers included. These patients had severe epilepsy.