Despite assurances from the Obama administration that physicians who provide marijuana to patients for therapeutic use in states where that is legal will not face federal prosecution, the AMA is calling for a law. They want an ironclad guarantee these doctors will have legal immunity.
Patients, especially young patients with some of the rarer forms of epilepsy may benefit from taking cannabidiol for their conditions. While based from marijuana plants the medication does not have many of the traits of other forms of medical marijuana.
Epilepsy is a well known condition both in the medical community and in the general public. Despite that there is still a considerable amount of misinformation that can affect a person's willingness to seek treatment and know what to expect during the process.
Using the new guidelines set forth by the American Academy of Neurology should help doctors and patients understand how best to proceed as more is learned about the affects of first seizures and factors that could contribute to future occurrences.