Irish plans to develop new cannabis-based treatments for epilepsy announced

An estimated 10,000 people in Ireland are resistant to current treatments for epilepsy

Photograph: Getty Images

Photograph: Getty Images

Plans to develop new cannabis-based treatments for some of the most common forms of epilepsy have been announced by a team of Irish scientists.

The initiative will be led by FutureNeuro, a Science Foundation Ireland research centre for chronic and rare neurological diseases based at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

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