WellSpan Prepares To Launch Region’s First Medical Marijuana Study

PENNSYLVANIA:  At WellSpan Health, pediatric neurologist Dr. Todd Barron said about 50 percent of his patients have epilepsy.

Medical marijuana isn’t a foreign topic, as anecdotal evidence suggests the CBD compound in the plant can help with seizures, he said.

With no definite answer — yet — Barron said WellSpan will be conducting two studies that will test CBD on epilepsy: one for children with Dravet syndrome and one for those with Lennox–Gastaut syndrome.

“We felt that this was the best way to help our patients, by looking at the drug in a safe fashion,” he said.