Cannabis oil could reduce epileptic fits by 40 per cent | Daily Mail …

Cannabis oil could be used to treat the rarest and most severe forms of epilepsy. 

Known as CBD, the chemical has been incorporated within a new drug, called Epidiolex. 

In early trials, the experimental drug was given to sufferers of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, a form of epilepsy which triggers severe seizures. 

Patients treated with the cannabis-derived compound experienced a 41.9 per cent reduction in ‘drop seizures’—a type of fit that results in severe loss of muscle control and balance.

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Cannabis oil could be used to treat the rarest and most severe forms of epilepsy. Known as CBD, the chemical does not produce a 'high' and has been incorporated with a new drug, called Epidiolex that can help treat Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (stock image)

Cannabis oil could be used to treat the rarest and most severe forms of

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