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Cannabis oil with THC may help treat kids with severe epilepsy - Cannabis News

A cannabis oil that includes a small amount of the drug that gives pot smokers a high appears to be effective in helping kids with a severe form of epilepsy, a new Canadian study has found.

Researchers at The Hospital for Sick Children have conducted a small study on an experimental oil using 20 children with a form of epilepsy that is notoriously hard to treat, called Dravet Syndrome.

The rare form of epilepsy begins in the first year of life and causes prolonged and frequent seizures.

Some children have more than 1,000 seizures a month, leading to significant developmental delays and learning disabilities. 

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Angela Mulholland ~ CTVNews.ca ~ 

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