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CBD & Pediatric Epilepsy

Summary: There are over 60 known cannabinoids found in marijuana. Can they be beneficial in treating epilepsy?
Air Date: 10/23/15
Duration: 10
Host: Leigh Vinocur, MD
Guest Bio: Sam Wang, MD
Sam Wang Dr. Sam Wang completed his general pediatric residency and pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at Children's Hospital in Colorado, and then his medical toxicology fellowship at Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center at Denver Health.

He is currently an assistant professor of pediatrics at Children's Hospital Colorado, where he practices Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology, and is also on faculty at the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center.
CBD & Pediatric Epilepsy
Epilepsy is a debilitating and sometimes fatal brain disorder that causes repetitive seizures. In some severe cases, you may experience several hundred seizures in a single day.

The current treatments that are used can cause some painful and damaging side effects, such as nausea, decreased appetite, dizziness, weight loss, and the inability to sleep.

Can medical marijuana help treat children with epilepsy?

Dr. Sam Wang joins Dr. Leigh to discuss CPD and if it can help treat pediatric epilepsy.