Cannabidiol treatment: doctors versus patients

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12 January, 2015

A survey about using marijuana-based treatments appears to have split opinions between people with epilepsy and the doctors who treat them. Specialists warn there is not yet enough evidence to support their use

The survey findings were presented in the medical journal Epilepsia. Researchers conducted the survey online between 20 May 2014 and 1 September. It was open to anyone – researchers, medical professionals, patients and their families.

The survey included eight questions. Four were about the responder’s background (occupation, location and so on). The other four related specifically to opinions about the use of cannabidiol (CBD) – a chemical compound derived from marijuana. CBD is currently being researched as a treatment for severe epilepsy.

These treatments – including the development of CBD – have grabbed news headlines countless times over recent months. Many families – in the US particularly – are already using cannabis oils to treat seizures...

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https://www.epilepsy.org.uk/news/news/cannabidiol-treatment-doctors-versus-patients-64403