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New York State explores marijuana extract for epilepsy treatment

Updated: 06/04/2014 3:10 PM
Created: 06/03/2014 3:09 PM WNYT.com
By: WNYT Staff

New York State is teaming up a pharmaceutical company to investigate the use of a marijuana extract to treat epileptic children.

The extract, known as Cannabidiol, does not get users high, but could help youngsters with drug-resistant epilepsies.

Clinical trials must be approved by the FDA.

The agreement comes as medical marijuana legislation is being pushed to the forefront of state politics.

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