There have been many stories of people, particularly young children, with seizure disorders who have turned to cannabis to control their symptoms. Of note lately is an account from CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta about a 7-year-old girl in Colorado who, with the use of cannabis oil, went from having 300 seizures a week to two or three a month. Anecdotes like this are striking, but scientific evidence for this application of marijuana is still lacking. However, Atkinson and many other experts say this is an area of research that deserves serious attention.
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