Cannabis has many different names, the most common is marijuana.

Marijuana usually refers to the leaves and female flowers of the cannabis plant. The chemicals in the plant are used for medical purposes. Cannabinoids are substances in cannabis that act on cells in the body, including the brain called cannabinoid receptors. Tetrahydrocannabinoid (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD) are the two main cannabinoids used in medicine.

Some people who suffer from epilepsy say that marijuana stops their seizures, but exactly how it works isn’t yet fully understood and studies have shown mixed results. The concept of using cannabis and its components found in marijuana has shown a widespread of interest in the medical use, especially in severe and drug-resistant epilepsy. Adding cannabinoids to their medication may reduce seizure frequency and improve quality of life. Some people found that CBD was effective against their seizures while others didn’t.

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