Epilepsy is a neurological condition characterized by seizures, which range from relatively mild (a moment of impaired concentration) to extreme (total loss of consciousness and awareness).
- traumatic brain injury
- scarring on the brain after a brain injury (post-traumatic epilepsy)
- serious illness or very high fever
- stroke, which is a leading cause of epilepsy in people over age 35
- other vascular diseases
- lack of oxygen to the brain
- brain tumor or cyst
- dementia or Alzheimer’s disease
- maternal drug use, prenatal injury, brain malformation, or lack of oxygen at birth
- infectious diseases such as AIDS and meningitis
- genetic or developmental disorders or neurological diseases
- Seizures from mild (a moment of impaired concentration) to extreme (total loss of consciousness and awareness).
- As of 2015, about 39 million people have epilepsy.
- Almost 140,000 Canadians are affected according to Statistics Canada.
- Nearly 80% of cases occur in the developing world. In 2015, it resulted in 125,000 deaths up from 112,000 deaths in 1990.
- Epilepsy is more common in older people.
- In the developed world, onset of new cases occurs most frequently in babies and the elderly.
- In the developing world, onset is more common in older children and young adults, due to differences in the frequency of the underlying causes.
- Have proven to be very effective at reducing the frequency and severity of epilepsy seizures
- Used in treatment resistant cases of seizures
- CBD-dominant products
What Women Say
“Cannabis helps my epileptic son. If only we had known sooner.”
“We had exhausted all of her treatment options, except cannabis. Using a low THC – high CBD MMJ Med, she didn’t have those three, four seizures that first hour, then the seizures stopped for another hour and then for the following seven days.”
“After a three-month period, 261 Epileptic children, 50% experienced a reduction in seizures using oral Marijuana alone – with little to no side effects. In addition, Marijuana stopped seizures completely in a significant number of kids.”