New evidence that cannabidiol (CBD) and several other cannabis components – such as non-psychoactive THCA – can help patients with seizure disorders, and that sometimes it’s best to combine CBD with conventional anti-epileptic meds….


• More than 5 million Americans suffer from epilepsy.

• CBD is helping many patients, including children with seizure disorders.

• THCA, the unheated form of THC found in raw cannabis, and linalool, an aromatic terpene present in many varieties of cannabis, are potent anticonvulsant compounds.

• Oftentimes, patients, caretakers and doctors must experiment with different cannabis products [i.e., work on dose and strain ‘titration’] to find the best remedy for their condition.

‘David,’ a 10 year old boy, had his first seizure at 2 months of age. The convulsions were photosensitive generalized tonic-clonic seizures that occurred 1-4 times each day. These events were occurring daily, even though he was being treated with two anti-seizure medications – lamotrigine (Lamictal) and valproic acid. But they had already tried carbamazepine, phenobarbital, zonisamide and levetiracetam (Keppra) without success.

On the recommendation of his physician, THCA was added to his medication at 0.05mg/kg/day and his parents immediately noticed a reduction in seizure frequency. They then increased the THCA dosage to 2.2mg/kg/day, and even though there was no benefit noted to this increased dosage, the parents continued at this higher amount. After three months of THCA treatment, his parents reported to his physician a 40% reduction in seizure activity, shorter seizures, and the ability to discontinue the anti-seizure medication Diastat, which they had been using for seizure rescue.”

Bottom line: Once again the research shows CBD-only medicines are not enough alone….

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