NEW YORK (WWJ) — A study from New York University suggests a liquid form of medical marijuana could someday benefit kids with epilepsy who haven’t responded to other treatments.
The study consisted of 213 people ranging from toddlers to adults, with a median age of 11. All of the subjects took the liquid by mouth every day for 12 weeks.READ MORE: Nurse Gets Probation For Role In Teen's Death At Kalamazoo Youth Home
The drug did not contain the part of the marijuana plant that results in a high. By the end of the study, the number of seizures had decreased by more than 50 percent.READ MORE: Booster Shots Become Available, Pfizer Starts Testing Pill For COVID-19 Prevention
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In December, woman from Mesick, Michigan faced child abuse charges after giving her sons — ages 10 and 12 — medical marijuana to treat the boys’ ADHD.