Argentine health authorities have delivered the first batch of medical cannabis for pediatric patients with epilepsy at the Buenos Aires National Children’s Garrahan Hospital.
The drugs were intended for 14 boys with epilepsy, for which this drug is said to have shown improvements in the quality of life in more than 80% of the cases, with a reduction in the number of seizures by 60%.
According to a Health Ministry statement, this delivery was a part of Law 27,350, passed in 2017 and fully regulated in November 2020. It aims to ensure safe access to cannabis derivatives with medicinal, therapeutic and palliative purposes.
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