Cannabis Recommendations for Epilepsy
At Strains Dispensary Perris, we’ve noticed that some of our customers choose cannabis as a treatment for epilepsy and other seizure disorders. The uptick in demand that we’ve experienced aligns with the findings from Perucca’s (2017) study, “Cannabinoids in the Treatment of Epilepsy: Hard Evidence at Last?” published in the Journal of Epilepsy Research. Findings concluded that THC and CBD are both effective at treating refractory epilepsy. Researchers have also found that CBD is a preferred therapy because it does not induce a psychoactive effect found unfavorable among some patients.
Popular Cannabis Products for Epilepsy: Tinctures & Concentrate
Here are two of our most popular products when it comes to treating epilepsy and other seizure disorders:
- Releaf Tincture – we carry a high-CBD & low-THC tincture popular for epilepsy; this tincture is an attractive option for medical patients and older adults wanting to avoid THC’s high.
- CBD Premium Cannabis Oil – just over a gram of premium cannabis oil concentrate, vaporizer cartridges have grown in popularity among our customers with epilepsy.
We like to root our recommendations at Strains Dispensary Perris in research and emerging industry best practices. We strive to make individualized recommendations for our customers and medical patients alike. If your physician has made a recommendation, we follow them first. We have the utmost respect for medical professionals.
If you were left more general guidelines, we can make recommendations based on research and anecdotal reports from other customers in similar positions as you.
CBD alone can help treat epilepsy
Two attractive options with a favorable risk and reward profile are high-CBD products that can deliver effective relief without any adverse psychoactive results. Although research suggests that THC and CBD can both be quite effective, the beauty of cannabis is that a range of products carrying a range of cannabinoid percentage profiles can help with epilepsy.
But maybe you enjoy THC?
THC can also treat epilepsy effectively, and we expect a good portion of those with epilepsy or another seizure disorder to include THC in their cannabinoid treatment profile as they will enjoy the psychoactive effect that THC delivers. For you, a high-THC & low-CBD product or one with a perfect 1:1 ratio might offer the relief you seek and the high that you also enjoy.