Requirements For Epilepsy Treatment
To qualify medical marijuana for epilepsy in PA, you must be diagnosed by a qualified professional. If you suffer from any of the various forms of seizure disorder, we can get you certified.
Can you use medical marijuana to treat epilepsy?
Epilepsy is a neurological condition marked by sudden episodes of sensory disturbance, loss of consciousness, and/or convulsions. It is a condition of the brain causing seizures sometimes described as a sudden rush of electrical activity. There are 2 types of seizures:
- Generalized- affecting the entire brain
- Focal or Partial- affecting only one part of the brain
Seizures can range from mild to severe, lasting a few seconds to a few minutes.
Medical marijuana and its components have proven effects, promising many benefits for those suffering from epilepsy. It is shown to be safe and effective, even in treatment for children.
Is this program right for me?
This answer will vary from person to person. Seizure medications can be very hard on the human body, especially for children. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD is not euphoric or impairing. For the one third of people resistant to seizure medication, this can be the perfect solution.
Deciding whether this program will benefit you or your loved one is not a decision to take lightly. We are here to answer all your questions from beginning to end. Even after you receive licensing, Nurse Shelly will be available to address all concerns.
The effects of CBD as an epilepsy treatment.
We must never forget the small girl who inspired the cbd strain, Charlotte’s Web. Charlotte Rigi suffered as many as 300 grand mal seizures a week. Her parents struggle to save their child began a grassroots movement to provide as many people as possible, the opportunity to recover from sever epilepsy, with focus on Druvet Syndrome, to live their best lives.
During the treatment period in Study 1, the median reduction in total seizure frequency (per 28 days) was 41% in patients compared to 14% in patients taking placebo.
In Study 2, the median reduction in total seizure frequency (per 28 days) was 36%- 38%, and 18% in the placebo group.
Medical marijuana for epilepsy
Approximately 150,000 people per year are diagnosed with a seizure disorder. 10% of people will have a seizure in their lifetime and 1 in 26 will develop epilepsy, or recurring seizures.
But not everyone responds to traditional treatment. 1 in 3 people suffer from complications which can, at times, be devastating.
As the endocannibinoid system resets to balance your body, best paired with medical treatment and/or therapy, you can set release yourself from this alarming complication and get your life back on track.
How do I get my medical marijuana card?
In order to qualify epilepsy for medical marijuana in PA you must first be diagnosed by a qualified professional such as your neurologist or PCP.
If you have not yet been diagnosed, but think you may qualify, we can refer you to the right place to receive the correct assessment and documentation. Just CALL US and we will assist you!