Cannabis and Epilepsy

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Cannabis and Epilepsy

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The History of Cannabis and Epilepsy

Epilepsy is the third most common neurological disorder, following Alzheimer's and strokes. Its connection to cannabis began as early as 1800 B.C.E., where there was strong evidence from Sumerian and Akkadian clay tablets suggesting cannabis to treat seizures. In the 10th century, Persian physician Ali ibn al-'Abbas al-Majusi prescribed hemp leaf juice snorted through the nose to treat epilepsy. Then, in 1890, Sir John Russell Reynolds, Queen Victoria’s physician, recommended cannabis for a variety of medical issues including epilepsy.

In more recent times, cannabis has returned as a possible treatment for epilepsy thanks to parents who have turned to the plant after anti-epileptic…

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