Epilepsy and marijuana can go together very well, as far as marijuana can certainly help alleviate some of the difficult aspects of the disease.
Epilepsy is a disorder of the brain that causes seizures. It can be caused by an illness or injury to the brain such as a brain tumor or stroke. Almost one million Americans with epilepsy still have seizures while on medication. Treating epilepsy with medicinal marijuana is one of the most debated issues regarding marijuana these days. The lack of research and legal issues make this an ongoing debate. There are currently only 19 studies being conducted on the benefits of marijuana treating seizures because, although it is legal in over 20 states, it is still considered a schedule 1 controlled substance by the federal law. Doctors who choose to allow their patients with epilepsy to benefit from medical marijuana are at risk, even in states who have legalized, because of the federal laws.