A New Marijuana Derivative Could Bring Great News for People With Epilepsy

A team of doctors might have discovered the key to fighting epilepsy: medical marijuana.

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a derivative of medical marijuana that doesn’t contain any psychoactive properties. In a yearlong study, neurological researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center tested CBD’s effectiveness at managing treatment-resistant epilepsy.

Their findings, published in Lancet Neurology, were promising: Patients’ monthly motor seizures went down by a median of 36.5%. 

“We are very encouraged by our trial results showing that CBD was safe…

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