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Can Medical Marijuana Combat Epileptic Seizures?

Scientists at Cincinnati Children’s and the University of Cincinnati will begin clinical trials to determine whether Epidiolex, a drug processed from marijuana plants, can help ward off seizures in people with epilepsy.

Dr. David Neal Franz, associate director of clinical affairs in Cincinnati Children’s division of neurology, will lead the investigation on the children’s side. He said, “We’re requesting funding for 60 patients. We could easily meet that. There is a huge interest. It’s a big unmet need in medicine.”

The Cincinnati Business Courier has more information.

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