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EDINBURGH University is to play a key role in the development of a new treatment for children with severe epilepsy, derived from the cannabis plant.
A 12-YEAR-OLD boy from Haddington will become one of the first patients in the UK to undergo a radical new epilepsy treatment using cannabis extracts, top researchers have revealed.
Max Robertson, 12 from Haddington, East Lothian, will trial the experimental drug Epidiolex, which is chemically based on CBD, a cannabis compound that is not psychoactive, and does not give a 'high'.
Children with severe epilepsy could be helped by a new treatment derived from the cannabis plant.
Children with severe epilepsy could be helped by a new treatment derived from the cannabis plant which is to be trialled in the UK.
Using an innovative technique combining genetic analysis and mathematical modeling with some basic sleuthing, researchers have identified previously undescribed microlesions in brain tissue from epileptic patients. The...