Three of the seven children in the USask study–mainly funded by Saskatchewan’s Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation–stopped having seizures altogether.
Studying an evidence-based scientifically guided dosage regimen, the research team found no evidence of THC intoxication when using CBD-enriched whole plant extracts. The image is in the public domain.
“This groundbreaking study is giving hope and improved health outcomes. It is heartening to have donors that see the value of such important work.”
The study tested the effects of medicinal cannabis oil with 95 percent CBD, a chemical which does not create a high, and 5 percent THC, a substance which can be intoxicating in large enough doses.
Despite trying multiple medications and treatments, Ben’s seizures were unpredictable. He was seizure-free on some days, but on others had 150 seizures a day.
Anger, aggression (3-5%)
Can cause somnolence and sedation that is dose-related; clobazam and other CNS depressants, including alcohol, may potentiate this adverse effect; monitor for somnolence and sedation and advise patients not to drive or operate machinery until they have gained sufficient experience on drug to gauge whether it adversely affects their ability to safely drive or operate machinery
Significant – Monitor Closely
Urinary tract infection (5%)
Infection, viral (7-11%)
Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), including cannabidiol, increase risk of suicidal thoughts or behavior in patients taking these drugs for any indication; patients should be monitored for the emergence or worsening of depression, suicidal thoughts or behavior, or any unusual changes in mood or behavior