Australian researchers unveil work on treating epilepsy with CBD

By @chelean on
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A new study looks into the effectiveness of CBD in curing epilepsy. Creative Commons

Earlier this year, GW Pharmaceuticals made headlines in the cannabis industry when its seizure medication containing cannabidiol (CBD) Epidiolex got approval from the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Taking note from GW’s success, other agencies are moving forward with their research to further uncover the capabilities of CBD.

A study published in the Medical Journal of Australia details work done with the help of 40 children from the NSW Compassionate Access Scheme for children with drug-resistant epilepsy and experiencing multiple seizures every day. The patients were treated with CBD as a supplementary anti-epileptic drug to see its effectiveness in treating epilepsy.

All but one of the patients reported one epileptic episode. The researchers wrote that “many were deemed unrelated to cannabidiol treatment.”

“The caregivers of 12 children felt the overall health of their children had much or very much improved; clinicians assessed seven children as being much or very much improved,” they added. Furthermore, a clinician’s assessment reveals that seven of the patient’s condition did improve.

For now, the researchers have yet to say anything concrete about the possible benefit of CBD for epilepsy patients as it would be hard to accurately measure the outcome at this point. Although CBD is showing potential for the development of a good epilepsy medication, there could be a few side effects. However, the researchers reiterated that they are manageable.

Researchers concluded that further research is needed to fully understand the compound’s capacity. Other medical groups could spearhead this venture even further, possibly leading to another exciting revelation for the industry.

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