For many parents of children with treatment-resistant epilepsy, it can seem like the options for treating their children's affliction have all been exhausted. Medical marijuana, however, is now being hailed as a miracle medication for these young patients. The controversial medicine is still difficult to access in many states throughout the U.S, and many fear medical marijuana could have a detrimental affect on the development of young children. Those parents that do have access to medical marijuana largely tout the benefits of medical marijuana above all other medications they have tried, even saying medical marijuana can lead to the reduction or elimination of other pharmaceutical medications.
In this CNN feature, dive into an in depth look at medical marijuana for the treatment of young children. In this article, you'll follow the story of a baby born with epilepsy and cerebral palsy and treated with medical marijuana in Israel where cannabis research is far more advanced than in the United States. You'll also learn about the current research surrounding medical cannabis and young children. Read the in depth feature here. This information has been approved by our Chief Medical Officer.