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Should Marijuana Be Administered To Children Suffering Seizures?

Cannabis activist Chris Conrad answers a caller's question about the possibility of treating her child's seizures with marijuana.

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"With the CBD strains, doctors are more comfortable with that because it doesn't have the psychotropic effect of making you high."

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I have a son who has seizures that are not controlled by medication and there has been a lot publicized regarding the use of marijuana to help control seizures, I don't know if you covered this in your book, but, I have no the challenge I have is how would you even start to find the right kind marijuana, -finding a doctor who knows how to do it, everything, yes what a great question. Chris can you help? - Well it is tricky because when it comes to minors a lot of doctors are much more reticent about you know recommending marijuana than for adults certainly but that's where what you are talking about Pat with the CBD strains, doctors are more comfortable with that because it doesn't have the psychotropic effect of making you high, so that's a place where people look for. A lot of the dispensaries, presuming you are in California once you get a doctor's recommendation or approval you can go a dispensary and then you would ask them specifically most of the dispensaries have people who are trained to help people know about the differences, but for a situation like what you are talking about, sounds like what Dr. Sanjay Gupta was discussing and that's a CBD rich strain and the way, if given to children is in the form of an extract put into a capsule or mixed with food or something, so we talk about this quite a lot in the book if you are fortunate enough to be in California  you can actually go to dispensaries in the part of the state that has them and find out whats in the different kinds of extract oils and then find the one that's CBD rich and go with that.