QUESTION: Masters, medical marijuana seems to be making its way to the forefront to help ease seizures along with many other devastating diseases. There have been stories of miraculous healing in the USA and, at the same time, stories are emerging from Australia. Is there one best part of the plant used to treat epilepsy? And, which part will best treat my daughter? ~Diane, USA
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ANSWER: Many studies are ongoing and have had various results on patients. Each person is differently affected by all chemical substances. Just as patients are not all improved by the usual medicines for epilepsy, the same is true about various forms of marijuana.
Druggies smoke marijuana for its intoxicating effects from the chemical THC. Some epilepsy sufferers have found this substance minimizes their seizures. Most find that the other major chemical in some varieties of marijuana, cannabidiol (CBD), which is non psychoactive, is the substance from which most relief is being obtained. It has the further advantage of not giving the subject the sensation of being high – very desirable for one wanting only a medicinal benefit.
It is difficult to find CBD-rich marijuana since at the present time it is sought only by epilepsy sufferers. The oil distilled from this plant is the one that would prove most beneficial to your daughter. Many hospitals are conducting studies using marijuana and are looking for patients to participate. Ask around and you may be able to enroll your daughter in such a study.
There is an organization out of Colorado run by six brothers who have a license to raise medical marijuana. They have a variety called Charlotte’s Web, named after the first child epilepsy patient for whom they provided oil from their marijuana. Her seizures are now very minimal.