Parents May Overestimate Marijuana’s Effects on Kids’ Seizures

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Live by Laura Geggel, Staff Writer   |   December 08, 2014 03:42pm ET

In a recent trend, parents of children with some forms of epilepsy are giving marijuana to their children in hopes of alleviating the seizures, but researchers say cannabis is not a proven treatment for childhood epilepsy, and people should wait for rigorous studies to decide whether the drug is safe or effective.

In fact, parents with high expectations may overestimate the effects of marijuana on children with epilepsy, said the researchers, who presented their data today (December 8th 2014) at the meeting of the American Epilepsy Society in Seattle.

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