David Sherer, MD, is an American physician, inventor, and author. He currently practices anesthesiology in the suburbs of Washington D.C. and is a tireless advocate for hospitalized patients. For more great tips from Dr. Sherer, check out his other videos and Bottom Line blog “What Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You.”

Medical marijuana is an effective treatment for children with seizure disorders, but it still is controversial. That’s because of the stigma surrounding marijuana as a recreational drug, says Dr. David Sherer, anesthesiologist and author of Bottom Line’s What Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You blog. But this cannabis is medical, not recreational, in nature, says Dr. Sherer, and does not produce the psychoactive “high” as a side effect—but it still stops seizures in children who do not respond to medication or even surgery.