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Looking for a NYC neurologist who will prescribe CBD oil to treat epilepsy.

15 years ago I was prescribed multiple antiepileptic drugs for 4 years. This ended in a neurosurgery because none of the drugs were working.
I recently started having seizures again, and asked my neurologist about alternative treatments like CBD oil, since drugs didn't work in the past. They told me that I couldn't get a prescription of CBD oil because in NY state that can only be given to patients who can prove that drug treatment didn't work, yet I couldn't site my experience of drugs not working for 4 years - I wouldn't have to start drug treatment from scratch...
So I'm curious how true this is. Can you recommend a neurologist in NYC who will prescribe CBD oil? I'm not interested in drug treatment again because of the countless adverse side effects that I don't want to experience again.

Any info and/or doctors names appreciated!
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*'would' have to start drug treatment from scratch
1423357 tn?1511085442
My granddaughter's New Jersey epileptologist has suggested CBD oil as a promising treatment.  He said that it legal availability is still as least several years away, and that it will probably be a drug that will be entirely out of pocket for at least the short term.
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You can get CBD online that is derived from industrial hemp.
1423357 tn?1511085442
My granddaughter has been taking cannabis oil foe over a year now.  She uses a high grade product called Charlotte's Web.  My son initially had it Fed Ex'd from Colorado, but now gets it in Pennsylvania, a short drive from where they live in NJ.  To be honest, they feel the cannabis oil only helps a little.  She is still having seizures nearly every single day
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