Women & Children’s Hospital to conduct study medical marijuana

Women & Children’s Hospital is one of five sites that will study an experimental marijuana compound to treat children and young adults with severe, treatment-resistant epilepsy, the state Health Department announced.

Some studies indicate that GW Pharma’s Epidiolex may help reduce seizures in certain forms of epilepsy. Patients must be ages 1 to 21, and have tried at least four anti-epileptic drugs without success to be eligible for the trial.

GW Pharma has agreed to make Epidiolex available at no charge for the state-sponsored studies…

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