For the first time in Nebraska, legal testing of a marijuana-based drug treatment will begin this summer.

Researchers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) this week began recruiting 25 test subjects suffering from epileptic seizures since childhood.

"There are individuals in Nebraska who suffer from treatment-resistant seizures for which currently available treatment options have been ineffective,” said Dr. Deepak Madhavan, principal investigator for the UNMC study, in a statement released by the hospital.

“This study will broaden our knowledge of the safety and effectiveness of cannabidiol in treating these patients.”

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