The Epilepsy Foundation recently came out in support of parents who want to use cannabis to treat children with epilepsy.
These parents deserve a choice in treating their children, some of whom have seen dramatic improvement from using cannabis to control seizures. The evidence is growing that Cannabidiol (CBD) oil can be very effective where mainstream pharmaceuticals fail, but access is still limited by a fractured framework of state medical marijuana laws and federal prohibition.
“The Epilepsy Foundation supports the rights of patients and families living with seizures and epilepsy to access physician directed care, including medical marijuana,” the organization said in their new release.
The foundation, which has long supported families who live with epilepsy, called on the federal government to lift its ban on cannabis research and remove marijuana from Schedule 1 under the Controlled Substances Act and called on states to include epilepsy among qualifying ailments for medical marijuana access.
“If an epilepsy patient and their doctor feel that marijuana is their best treatment option then they need to have safe, legal access to medical marijuana and they need that access now. “
The foundation is currently funding an important research study to learn more about the effect of a form of cannabis on individuals living with uncontrolled epilepsy.
Read more about the foundation’s news release here: