Neurologist warns over 'backyard' seizure treatments

Unintentional dosing with THC raises risks for children

A paediatric neurologist has warned that parents are unwittingly putting their children with epilepsy at risk by turning to ‘backyard’ medical cannabis products.

Dr John Lawson
Dr John Lawson.

Speaking at the recent Epilepsy Society of Australia annual scientific meeting, Dr John Lawson, from Sydney Children’s Hospital, said while cannabidiol (CBD) has a place in epilepsy treatment, he is worried cannabis products are increasingly being