Liquid medical marijuana shows promise for epilepsy

4/13/15–A liquid form of medical marijuana may help people with severe epilepsy that does not respond to other treatments, case according to a new report. The study included 213 child and adult patients with 12 different types of severe epilepsy. Some of them had Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, which are types of epilepsy that can cause intellectual disability and lifelong seizures. Dr. Scott Stevens, director of Advanced Clinical Experience in Neurology at North-Shore-LIJ Health System, believes that “these results stand as a stepping stone toward further studies evaluating the use of marijuana in the treatment of epilepsy.” Read