Could CANNABIS treat epilepsy? Hundreds of thousands of patients could 'benefit from new drug'

A study found that cannabis reduced seizures by half in youngsters with a severe form of epilepsy

A CANNABIS-based drug could help hundreds of thousands with uncontrollable epilepsy.

A study found it cut seizures by half in youngsters with a severe form of the condition.

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A cannabis-based drug was found to cut seizures by half in youngsters with a severe form of epilepsy

And for one in 20, the therapy stopped the fits altogether.

Experts said the “exciting” drug offers hope to 200,000 NHS patients with epilepsy that does not respond to treatment.

It could also be safer for women in their 20s and 30s wanting kids, with current anti-epilepsy drugs known to be harmful to unborn tots.

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The cannabis-based drug could help hundreds or thousands of people with uncontrollable epilepsy

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But scientists warn ­sufferers not to self-medicate with street-bought weed.

Kids with Dravet syndrome were given cannabidiol, which does not contain the ingredient that triggers highs.

Professor Helen Cross, a paediatric neurology consultant at London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital, said it made a major difference.

Mother appears on This Morning to discuss cannabis as treatment for son's epilepsy
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