Cannabidiol research for Epilepsy continues to be hindered by Drug Laws

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Medical progress for cannabidiol treatments to prevent epilepsy continue to be derailed by drug laws according to a report by New England Journal of Medicine.

According to Daniel Friedman, MD, and Orrin Devinsky, MD, from the NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City a major brain receptor, cannabinoid receptor 1 or CB1, when activated, appears to have anticonvulsant effects. CB1 receptors are activated by tetrahydrocannabinol, the constituent in cannabis that is psychoactive. Animals studies have found that non-psychoactive Cannabidiol (CBD) gives best chance of preventing seizures.

To read more, check out “Cannabinoids in the Treatment of Epilepsy” at: www.nejm.org

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