Q&A With Matthew Wong, MD, From Wake Forest School of Medicine: Cannabidiol Shows Benefits for Some Young Epilepsy Patients

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.

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.

Matthew Wong from Wake Forest University Medical Center discussed how the drug is used and what its potential benefits could be during the American Academy of Neurology's annual meeting in Washington DC. Wong said the medications were used in patients with "highly refractory" forms of the condition and driven in part by parents looking for treatments that could help their children.