The Epilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania is first and foremost a patient advocacy organization here to provide information to the public and work towards a future in which all seizures are controlled. As such, the EFEPA will answer the call of its constituents and defend the rights of patients and families to secure full access to physician directed treatment options, including medical marijuana. The EFEPA is proud to join the national Epilepsy Foundation by urging physicians, legislators and the general public to consider the potentially life changing effect new and alternative treatments can offer. 30% of individuals with epilepsy live with uncontrolled seizures and annually approximately 1 out of 1,000 people with epilepsy will die from Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP.) Medical marijuana has the potential to save their lives. As such the Foundation believes that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) should end restrictions that limit clinical trials and research into medical marijuana for epilepsy.
Read below for more information on Legislation, Medical Marijuana in the News and Research.
The EFEPA discussed Medical Marijuana in the keynote session of the 2014 Epilepsy Education Exchange. You can view the video recording below.