Study: Medical Marijuana Helps Children Who Have Seizures | NBC Nightly News

Study: Medical Marijuana Helps Children Who Have Seizures | NBC Nightly News


REPORTS IT COULD HAVE
A DRAMATIC EFFECT ON
CHILDREN SUFFERING FROM SEIZURES.
KRISTEN DAHLGREN
EXPLAINS. >>Reporter: NOT LONG
AGO THIS WOULD HAVE
BEEN IMPOSSIBLE FOR 13-YEAR-OLD JACK.
>>HE WAS HAVING
SEIZURE AFTER SEIZURE. >>Reporter: UP TO 20
SEIZURES A MONTH.
>>YOU JUST SEE THE LIGHT IN HIS EYES
JUST, JUST VANISHES.
>>Reporter: UNTIL A FIRST OF ITS KIND
STUDY OF THE MARIJUANA
CANNABIDOL OR CBD GIVEN IN AN OIL.
IT DOESN’T CONTAIN
THC, THE PSYCHODELIC INGREDIENT IN
MARIJUANA.
FOR JACK, THE RESULTS WERE REMARKABLE.
>>WHEN WE STARTED THE
CBD, WE WENT SIX MONTHS SEIZURE FREE.
>>Reporter: THE FIRST
LARGE SCALE TRIAL OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA FOR
EPILEPSY.
PARTICIPANTS TAKING THE CBD SAW A 40% DROP
IN SEIZURE FREQUENCY.
THREE PATIENTS STOPPED SEIZURES COMPLETELY.
>>SOME OF THE
CHILDREN I CARED FOR WERE IN WHEELCHAIRS
BARELY ABLE TO OPEN
EYES AND NOW WALKING AND SMILING.
>>Reporter: DOCTORS
CALL IT GROUND BREAKING FOR THE
POTENTIAL OF DOZENS OF
OTHER APPLICATIONS, THEY SAY IT IS STILL
HARD TO RESEARCH
BECAUSE MARIJUANA IN ANY FORM IS CONSIDERED
A SCHEDULE ONE DRUG BY
THE DEA. THAT MEANS MORE
RESTRICTIONS AND
CONTROLS. >>IT’S JUST NOT RIGHT
THAT SO MANY PEOPLE
DON’T HAVE ACCESS. >>Reporter: THE
COMPANY WHO MADE THE
CBD USED IN THE STUDY WILL SOON SEEK FDA
APPROVAL AS A
MEDICATION. FOR JACK, HE’S TAKING
LOWER DOSES OF HIS
OTHER MEDS, HAVING FEWER SEIZURES AND
LIVING LIFE JUST LIKE

5 thoughts on “Study: Medical Marijuana Helps Children Who Have Seizures | NBC Nightly News

  1. Of course it does, our community has known this for years! If the gov't would just stop the misinformation campaigns and scare tactics, then stories like this one wouldn't even be newsworthy!

  2. cannabis has been use for decade in Vedic medicines but people in general has misused this plant . This plant should not be use to smoke to get high or for any form of intoxication. because of misusing this plant, cannabis should never be legalize.

  3. After watching this show I went online and looked up absence seizures and saw a video of a child having one and it was like watching my 10 yr old. I've been telling his doctors that something was wrong. They kept telling me it was ok or maybe mild ADD. I made another appointment the day after watching this show and they did the tissue/breathing test and he had a seizure right then. The next day/yesterday I ended in the ER they ran more tests and he has seizures on both sides of the brain. This has been going on for about 2 years and it was getting worse. I'm so glad I watched this show. This family will always be in my prayers and I will always be thankful.

  4. I hope the Evans’ family has looked into medical marijuana. On going studies are being done at major medical institutions using marijuana (removing the ingredient which causes the “high”) to treat epilepsy and other seizure-related conditions.

    Our neighbor’s daughter began having constant seizures and the hospital could do nothing for her. She was sent home and was seizing as they carried her from the car to her bed. Another neighbor’s husband had recently died from ALS and she had some medical marijuana left over
    which was used to treat him. It was in vapor form and, again, the “high” was removed. They gave her a small amount and within days her seizures were gone.

    I pray for Alfie and his family.

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