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By Jeff Amy 

Mississippi study examines if marijuana can cut seizures


November 14, 2018

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A study of whether ingredients extracted from marijuana can reduce seizures in children is moving ahead in Mississippi.

The University of Mississippi Medical Center announced last week that the six-month trial began early last month, after years of bureaucratic obstacles.

The state Legislature carved out a narrow exception in state law forbidding marijuana possession to allow the study in 2014, but it had been stalled for more than four years awaiting federal approval. While scientific papers have been written about the compound, cannabidiol, Dr. Brad Ingram said thi...

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