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Cannabis and Epilepsy.

Authors
  • Doyle, Alexander1
  • Harvey, Jay1
  • 1 a Department of Neurology, UTSW Epilepsy Center, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center , Dallas , Texas , USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of dual diagnosis
Publication Date
Aug 06, 2019
Pages
1–8
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1080/15504263.2019.1645372
PMID: 31385740
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Objective: In recent years, the use of cannabidiol in the treatment of refractory epilepsy has been increasingly investigated and has been gaining public support as a novel way to treat these disorders. Marijuana has been used for medical purposes for thousands of years, and a lot of research has been conducted over the last several decades into the chemistry and pharmacology of marijuana and its many compounds, including cannabidiol. Methods: Using PubMed, we performed a review of the literature regarding the history of cannabinoid use in treating epilepsy. Results and conclusions: There are historical and recent scientific developments that support the use of cannabidiol in rare severe epilepsy syndromes.

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