THC’s lesser known non-hallucinogenic counterpart, CBD, might be the future of medicine. How exactly does it work?
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Cannabis-Based Medicine Dramatically Reduces Epileptic Seizures
“The results provide a boost for claims that cannabidiol, or CBD, can be an effective treatment for epileptic patients – a view supported by a growing body of evidence despite legal restrictions that have made it difficult for scientists to extensively study the substance, as well as reluctance so far among federal authorities to officially sanction use of the compound in medicine.”
Cannabis Compound May Restore Learning and Memory in People With Schizophrenia
“A chemical compound found in cannabis may improve working memory and recognition in people suffering from schizophrenia, according to a new study that adds a fresh twist to the complex relationship between marijuana and mental health.”
Psychoactive Cannabis Compound THC Shows Promise as Cognitive Aid
“Marijuana’s main psychoactive compound, THC, may improve memory, according to a new study in mice. However, more research is needed to see whether these findings would apply to people, the researchers said.”
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Written by: Lauren Ellis