Cannabis Oil Can Reduce Seizures in Kids, University of Sask. Study Suggests
Report co-author says results are preliminary but promising.
Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan say preliminary results suggest medicinal cannabis oil can reduce or completely stop seizures in children experiencing severe and drug-resistant epilepsy.
The study, funded by Jim Pattison’s Children’s Hospital Foundation, monitored seven children with severe pediatric epilepsy, a debilitating condition that can cause children to suffer as many as 1,200 seizures a month.
Dr. Richard Huntsman, a pediatric neurologist at the university’s college of medicine and one of the study’s authors, said the results are nascent but encouraging. The overall reduction in seizures was close to 75 per cent on average.
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