Florida Medical Marijuana Qualification Conditions

Epilepsy

WHAT IS EPILEPSY?

Epilepsy is a chronic and debilitating condition characterized by recurrent, unprovoked seizures. 

Seizures result from a bursts of abnormal electrical activity in the brain. Experts do not know why or how this occurs. Approximately 50% of epilepsy cases can be linked to brain tumors, cancer, stroke , and/or some other injury to the brain.

Epilepsy is most often diagnosed in children however, the disorder can develop at any age. 

EPILEPSY SYMPTOMS

Because epilepsy is caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain, seizures can affect any process your brain coordinates. Seizure signs and symptoms may include:

  • Temporary confusion
  • A staring spell
  • Uncontrollable jerking movements of the arms and legs
  • Loss of consciousness or awareness
  • Psychic symptoms such as anxiety, fear, or deja vu

Many patients experience multiple types of seizures. Seizures affect each person differently, but typically follow the same pattern every time they occur. Some people notice a strange smell or have a strange taste in their mouth during a seizure.

SEIZURE CATEGORIES

  • Focal (partial) seizures
  • Generalized seizure
  • Grand mal (tonic-clonic) seizures 
  • Petit mal (absence) seizures

Get Pre-Approved Instantly​! Medical Marijuana Screening Evaluation

The first step in getting a Florida medical marijuana card is to obtain your medical records and receive a signed physician’s statement from a doctor. Complete our online free screening evaluation to see if you qualify for a Medical Marijuana Card in the state of Florida.

 

HOW MEDICAL MARIJUANA HELPS EPILEPSY PATIENTS

Medical Marijuana specially the CBD component has proven to be beneficial for a subset of patients that have seizures. Research on CBD has been hard to do and taken time due to federal regulations and limited access to cannabidiol. 

On June 25, 2018, the Food and Drug Adminstratio approved the first drug comprised of an active ingredient derived from cannabis: Epidiolex. Designed to treat seizures associated with two rare and severe forms of epilepsy, Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. Epidiolex is a purified (> 98% oil-based) cannabidiol (CBD) extract oral spray from the cannabis plant.

According to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb:

“This approval serves as a reminder that advancing sound development programs that properly evaluate active ingredients contained in marijuana can lead to important medical therapies.”

Epidiolex underwent a number of clinical trials, demonstrating the efficacy of cannabis in treating epilepsy. In a randomized double-blind trial performed at 30 clinic centers, researchers found that the addition of CBD to traditional seizure medication significantly decreased the rate of drop (or atonic) seizures.

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