An evidence-based medicine approach to therapeutics requires scientific demonstration of a drug's efficacy as well as knowledge of short- and long-term adverse events that must be balanced against the drug's potential benefits. All of this information is lacking regarding the effects of smoking marijuana in the treatment of epilepsy. More research is needed before patients should consider marijuana for seizure relief, particularly because this represents criminal activity under US federal law and may be accompanied by adverse medical (and legal) events.
Andrew N. Wilner, M.D.
in an article on MedScape titled Marijuana: A Viable Epilepsy Therapy?: Conclusions
Damn. I was hoping that this might be an option for us.