Last updated on: 10/21/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Epilepsy Ontario (Canada) Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“[T]he isomers of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the euphorigenic substance of marijuana, have been shown to has the ability to both cause and suppress seizures… Since THC has dual effects and there are unknown properties of marijuana, marijuana is NOT recommended for people with epilepsy.”

“Herbal Medicine,” Epilepsy Ontario website (accessed Oct. 12, 2009)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“Epilepsy Ontario is a registered charitable non-profit non-governmental health organization dedicated to promoting independence and optimal quality of life for children and adults living with seizure disorders, by promoting information, awareness, support services, advocacy, education and research.

Through a network of chapters, contacts and associates, Epilepsy Ontario provides client services, counseling, information and referral services, education and advocacy services for children and adults living with seizure disorders, and for their families, friends, co-workers and caregivers.”

“About Us,” Epilepsy Ontario website (accessed Oct. 12, 2009)

Mission:

“One of our goals in the development of this site is to provide easy access to all the basic materials and current information about epilepsy and related issues needed by our chapter personnel and the people they serve, in a fast, reliable and cost-effective medium. The Internet allows us to offer this information to them and anyone on the web who needs it.”

“About Us,” Epilepsy Ontario website (accessed Oct. 12, 2009)

Other:
Nonprofit
Quoted in:
  1. Is Marijuana an Effective Treatment for Epilepsy (Seizures)?