Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode


Mar 8, 2018

Cigarettes can offset Parkinson Disease. Alcohol can reduce the risk of heart attack. Can the case be made that marijuana has health benefits too?

Produced by James E. Siegler. Music by Montplaisir and Kevin McLeod. Voiceover by Erika Mejia. BrainWaves' podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used for clinical decision making. Or, if you're a patient with seizures, this doesn't mean you should start smoking pot now. Be smart.


  1. Brodie MJ and Ben-Menachem E. Cannabinoids for epilepsy: What do we know and where do we go? Epilepsia. 2017.
  2. Cunha JM, Carlini EA, Pereira AE, Ramos OL, Pimentel C, Gagliardi R, Sanvito WL, Lander N and Mechoulam R. Chronic administration of cannabidiol to healthy volunteers and epileptic patients. Pharmacology. 1980;21:175-85.
  3. Devinsky O, Cross JH, Laux L, Marsh E, Miller I, Nabbout R, Scheffer IE, Thiele EA, Wright S and Cannabidiol in Dravet Syndrome Study G. Trial of Cannabidiol for Drug-Resistant Seizures in the Dravet Syndrome. The New England journal of medicine. 2017;376:2011-2020.
  4. Maa E and Figi P. The case for medical marijuana in epilepsy. Epilepsia. 2014;55:783-6.