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Cannabis and Epilepsy: Past, Present and Future

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The University of Westminster Research Centre for Optimal Health presents a Public Lecture, a half-day symposium: Cannabis and Epilepsy: Past, Present and Future.

Epilepsy is a devastating neurological condition that has affected humanity from time immemorial. Treatment throughout this time has been wide-ranging in nature, with varied level of success. More recently there has been a resurgence in the interest in the use of cannabis in the treatment of epilepsy. A number of clinical trials, with cannabis derived compounds such as Cannabidiol (CBD) having significant therapeutic benefits in neurologic conditions such as epilepsy. However, there still is a significant research paucity in our understanding of the use of medical cannabis in epilepsy.

In this Public Lecture, Professor Geoffrey Guy will give a historical overview of the use of cannabis and cannabis derived products in the treatment of epilepsy and will present and discuss the latest research in this sometime contentious, yet rapidly expanding, area of social, scientific and medical importance.

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