Epilepsia (the leading journal for epilepsy professionals) and the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) are addressing the controversies in the use of medical marijuana for treating seizures and epilepsy in this month's edition, available online as of May 22, 2014.
Articles address the pros and cons of using marijuana or cannabidiol for epilepsy with a review of what is known now. The goal is to help everyone learn more about this potential therapy. Read the publisher's press release about this series of articles.
Click on the following titles to review the articles:
Article: "The case for medical marijuana in epilepsy"
Critical Review and Invited Commentary: "Cannabidiol: Pharmacology and potential therapeutic role in epilepsy and other neuropsychiatric disorders"
Epilepsia and ILAE want to know your opinion! They have set up a poll and are asking people living with epilepsy, their families and caregivers, clinicians and medical professionals to complete it. The poll takes less than 5 minutes and it will be open until September 1, 2014. Answers will be published in a later edition of Epilepsia, and we will share the results with you on www.epilepsy.com too!
Click on this link to complete the poll: "Use of Medical Marijuana in Treating Epilepsy"
Visit these pages on Epilepsy.com for additional information on medical marijuana and epilepsy:
Resources: "Medical marijuana and compassionate access," including FAQs; the latest news and research; and status of legislation and advocacy activities in the states and at the federal level.
As a Treatment Option: "On Medical Marijuana and Epilepsy"
Thank you for your help! We're looking forward to learning more!