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Cannabis compound may help curb frequency of epileptic seizures in rare and serious forms of the condition

A naturally occurring compound found in cannabis may help to curb the frequency of epileptic seizures, suggests a review of the available evidence by NDARC researchers.

The evidence to date is confined to the treatment of children and teens whose epilepsy does not respond to conventional drugs, and rare and serious forms of the condition.

Preliminary research suggests that naturally occurring compounds found in cannabis (cannabinoids) may dampen down convulsions and one of these cannabinoids, cannabidiol or CBD for short, seems to show promise for curbing seizures.

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