Cannabis derivative cuts epileptic seizure frequency

Cannabidiol from cannabis plants cuts the frequency of seizures when used in combination with anti-epileptic drugs for children with treatment-resistant epilepsy, two US studies show.

The first study involved 261 children who were treated with up to 25mg/kg/day of pharmaceutical preparation of 98% cannabidiol for a year.

One-third of patients reported a 50% drop in seizures after three months, while substantial