Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that affects 3.4 million Americans. Those with the condition can experience sudden seizures that last anywhere from a few seconds to a couple of minutes and may occur multiple times per day. Both children and adults may be affected by this condition.
Medical cannabis has been documented in medical texts as a treatment for seizures since 1881. Modern medical research has shown that medical marijuana can help reduce seizures in those with epilepsy as well as reduce the intensity of seizures that may occur. In a recent study of 162 patients, the addition of CBD to current medications helped reduce seizures in nearly 37 percent of patients, and 2 percent of patients reported that they were free of seizures entirely. Those with epilepsy, have also used cannabis-based medicine to reduce the side effects associated with traditional pharmaceuticals. Finally, medical cannabis has also been shown to have powerful neuroprotective effects. Further research will elucidate its possible role in helping prevent seizures.
Our medical team at Vireo Health has extensive experience supporting thousands of patients utilizing medical cannabis as a treatment. We are proud to support patients like Hailey’s Hilt, a 9-year-old who treats her seizure disorder with medical cannabis. We utilize the latest scientific research, internal protocols, and our extensive experience to help you find your best medical cannabis treatment regimen. To learn about the wide variety of medical marijuana products from Vireo, click here. We also conveniently offer delivery, online scheduling for patients as well as virtual consultations.