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    Study: Cannabis Extract Reduces Seizures From Epilepsy

    Think of the children. A new clinical trial, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, suggests that cannabidiol — a cannabis-derived compound without psychoactive properties — can reduce seizures in young patients with a rare form of epilepsy called Dravet syndrome. While nine of the 120 participants, aged 2-18, dropped out over side effects, the drug reduced seizures by 39 percent and three patients’ seizures stopped entirely. Researchers are optimistic, but warn against viewing cannabidiol as a cure-all right now, saying that more studies are needed.

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