Doctor Explains How CBD Helped a Child with Epilepsy

Release Date
September 8, 2015



Epilepsy is a disorder of the brain that results in seizures. Seven-year old Sophia Nazzarine has suffered from intractable epilepsy. This interview was based on Sophia’s story. Watch more.
7 years old. 3 brain surgeries. 1 outlawed alternative. Sophia is extraordinary and she deserves her happily ever ever. There is hope. Doctor’s believe Cannabidiol or CBD (a compound found in medical marijuana) may be an effective alternative treatment and cure. However, all forms of medical marijuana are illegal in Ohio, Sophia’s home state.
Dr. Privitera is a physician and neurologist. He is the Director of the Epilepsy Center at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute.
In this special interview, Dr. Michael Privitera (featured in Sophia’s Story explains why a third of patients with medication-resistant epilepsy are desperate for new treatment options, and how federal DEA scheduling of cannabis prevents medical research that could help them. Learn more about Dr. Privitera here.

Epilepsy Foundation (website): Learn more about epilepsy.
Can medical marijuana combat epilepsy? (article): Article on the potential of medical marijuana to help epileptic patients.
The Drug Policy Alliance (organization): The nation’s leading organization promoting drug policies that are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights.
Students for Sensible Drug Policy (organization): The only international network of students dedicated to ending the war on drugs.
CNN Special Report (Video): Dr. Sanjay Gupta shows the clear proven medical benefits of high CBD marijuana and why marijuana should not be classified as a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance.