Content of illicit cannabis extracts used to treat children with epilepsy revealed

7/5/17–A pioneering study has found Australian parents who turned to medicinal cannabis to treat children with epilepsy overwhelmingly (75 percent) considered the extracts as “effective.” Contrary to parental expectations, extracts generally contained low doses of cannabidiol (CBD) — commonly considered to be a key therapeutic element and that has been successfully used in recent clinical trials to treat epilepsy. Read