CBD Potential For Treatment Of Psychosis

The director of Orygen Youth Health Research Centre explained that while tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in cannabis is thought to be dangerous and has shown to increase the risk of psychosis, another component – cannabidiol (CBD) – appeared to relieve psychosis, depression and anxiety.

Director of the University of NSW’s National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre Jan Copeland said CBD was a “very interesting part of the complex cannabis chemistry” that does not get people stoned, but rather appears to balance the effects of THC, which makes some people anxious. She said there was a small, but growing number of studies suggesting CBD relieved psychosis, anxiety and insomnia.

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