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Firstly, grand mal epilepsy, characterised by violent bodily spasms, caused by abnormal brain cell misfiring on both sides of the brain. Countless grand mal epileptics stated that they were able to entirely eliminate seizures by smoking cannabis, often in conjunction with their regular medication and often without it.

Secondly, cannabis can also be beneficial for complex partial seizure disorders. These seizures are associated with damage to the frontal or temporal lobes of the cerebral cortex. These disorders present in various forms: a loss of consciousness, muscular twitching etc. Typically, they are not easy to treat. Certain patients found cannabis will suppress these symptoms.

It is typically not helpful in treating petit mal or absence seizures. With this in mind, epileptics who are interested in trying cannabinoids should be careful about using oral THC.

It is also worth noting that the British Medical Association has declared that cannabis may prove useful as an ‘adjunctive therapy’ for patients who cannot be kept sufficiently free of seizures on conventional prescribed medicines. In addition, the National


Institutes of Health workshop viewed this is as ‘an area of potential value’, based on animal research demonstrating anticonvulsant effects.

Open angle glaucoma is the most common form of glaucoma. With this condition, the channels that carry fluid out of the eyeball gradually become more constricted causing the intraocular pressure to increase slowly over time. This causes damage to the optic nerve that relays signals from the eye to the brain, resulting in blindness.

Cannabis has been found to be 2-3 times more effective than any orthodox medicines for reducing intraocular pressure.

Cannabis alleviates the symptoms through reducing intraocular pressure therefore reducing the progress of the condition, and often putting it into remission. The effects of using cannabis for reducing intraocular...

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