Study: Epileptic Patients Report Subjective Benefits from Cannabis

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It's no hidden secret that cannabis and its cannabinoid CBD are gaining in popularity for the treatment of epilepsy. Data published in the journal Epilepsy & Behavior now reveals most patients with epilepsy report experiencing subjective benefits following the use of cannabis. Canadian researchers pooled more than 300 adult patients admitted to an epilepsy monitoring unit for 14 months. Over half admitted to trying cannabis and over a third had used it in the past year, and they associated cannabis use with perceived reductions in seizure frequency and stress, and improvements sleep and memory/concentration. These findings support clinical findings regarding CBD's powerful anti-convulsant benefits.

In order to substantiate safety and efficacy, formal clinical studies and daily patient journaling with the CannaBest Medical app are recommended. This information has been provided by the Daily Chronic and approved by our Chief Medical Officer.