World Health Organisation says cannabidiol could have therapeutic value for seizures.

Posted Dec 28 2017 in Living with epilepsy

Although the World Health Organisation (WHO) has not gone so far as to endorse the use of medicinal marijuana in the treatment of certain conditions and diseases, they have recently stated that “Recent evidence from animal and human studies shows that a compound derived from marijuana (cannabidiol) could have some therapeutic value for seizures due to epilepsy and related conditions” and that it “is not likely to be abused or create dependence as for other cannabinoids”

The decision was not an endorsement of medical marijuana. Instead the global body’s Expert Committee on Drug Dependence specifically examined the potential risks and benefits cannabidiol (CBD), a compound that is found in cannabis plant.

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