Role of Medicinal Cannabis in the Treatment of Epilepsy
In this comprehensive session, Dr Goldstein will discuss the latest understanding of the endocannabinoid system in patients with epilepsy and review the scientific literature pertaining to CBD and other cannabinoids in the treatment of epilepsy. She will share her clinical experience in treating intractable epilepsy, including aspects like dosing, clinical pearls, and outcomes.
Additionally, Dr Goldstein will discuss product attributes, such as CBD:THC ratios, extract concentrations, and terpene profiles. This will provide a well-rounded overview of the application of medicinal cannabis in the treatment of epilepsy, offering valuable insights for both healthcare professionals and interested individuals.
Dr Bonni Goldstein, the Medical Director of Canna-Centers Wellness & Education, a California-based medical practice devoted to educating patients about the use of cannabis for serious and chronic medical conditions, brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the field of medicinal cannabis and its applications in treating various conditions.
After years of working in Pediatric Emergency medicine and witnessing the beneficial effects of medical cannabis in an ill friend, she developed a keen interest in the science of medical cannabis.
Over the last 15 years, she has evaluated thousands of patients for the use of medical cannabis and has a special interest in treating children with intractable epilepsy, autism, cancer, and other conditions. Her latest book, “Cannabis is Medicine: How Medical Cannabis and CBD are Healing Everything from Anxiety to Chronic Pain”, was published in September 2020.
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