Medical cannabis trial for kids with epilepsy showing ‘promising’ early signs

Photo: About 20 severely epileptic children have begun receiving cannabis-based medicine Epidiolex. A special scheme providing medicinal cannabis to epileptic children too sick to join the upcoming standard clinical trial in NSW has shown "promising" early signs, though doctors have warned it is not a miracle cure. About 20 severely epilepticĀ children have so far begun receiving the cannabis-based medicine Epidiolex under the NSW Government's Compassionate Access Scheme, with the same number again to join the scheme in the coming weeks.
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