Pediatric Medicinal Cannabis

Medical marijuana can be a valid form of medical treatment for many pediatric illnesses.  From children’s seizure disorders such as Dravet Syndrome, to palliative care for children with cancer, cannabis provides symptom relief, alleviation of side effects from other medications (such as chemotherapy), and gives children a quality of life they would be unable to experience any other way.  This page offers peer-reviewed clinical studies on treatment using oils and synthetic cannabinoid pharmaceutical medications.


Controlled Studies with Cannabinoid Treatment in Children

Dalzell, A.M., Bartlett, H., & Lilleyman, J.S. (1986). Nabilone: an alternative antiemetic for cancer chemotherapy. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 61(5), 502–505. (full free text)

Chan H.S., Correia J.A., & MacLeod S.M. (1987).  Nabilone versus prochlorperazine for control of cancer chemotherapy-induced emesis in children: a double-blind, crossover trial. Pediatrics, 79(6), 946-952.


Case Reports on Cannabinoid Treatment in Children


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