The Epilepsy Foundation is firmly committed to supporting physician directed care, and to exploring and advocating for all potential treatment options for epilepsy, including cannabidiol (CBD) oil and medical marijuana. People with uncontrolled seizures live with the continual risk of serious injuries and loss of life. If a patient and their healthcare professionals feel that the potential benefits of medical marijuana for uncontrolled epilepsy outweigh the risks, then families need to have that legal option.

In states where medical use of marijuana is legal as a treatment for epilepsy, a number of people living with epilepsy report beneficial effects, including a decrease in seizure activity, when using a marijuana strain high in cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive component of marijuana. The Epilepsy Foundation supports legislation that would allow people living with epilepsy and uncontrolled seizures to gain access to this promising treatment option. 

Read the Epilepsy Foundation’s statement on medical marijuana and epilepsy at


Compassionate Access & Advocacy: Public Policy Resources & Updates.  Find information and tools to support epilepsy advocacy on the federal level and in your state .

Research and Data: Important research and studies about epilepsy and cannabis.

Frequently Asked Questions: A helpful resource for answering common questions about medical marijuana as a treatment, as well as questions about access and advocacy.  

News Stories: Read up on new and important news stories about medical marijuana and CBD oil throughout the country.

Other Resources:Important information about medical marijuana and CBD.

Dr. Sirven and Dr. Devinsky talk about medical marijuana



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