Since 2018, it has been legal in the U.S. to use a drug made from purified cannabis-derived cannabidiol – CBD – to treat certain childhood seizure disorders.
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CBD isn’t a miracle cure for everything that ails a person – but science shows that it has the potential to help treat a number of health conditions.
Around 75% of antibiotics, including penicillin and amphotericin B, are derived from natural products.
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With the dual threats of antibiotic resistance and emerging pandemics, finding new drugs becomes even more urgent. A trove of medicines may be lying under our nose.
Health claims around CBD grew after the FDA approved a drug containing CBD to treat seizures from two rare forms of epilepsy.
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Scholars weigh in on the known and unknown about marijuana and its incarnations.
MDMA has therapeutic potential for the treatment of PTSD.
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Some psychedelic drugs – paired with therapy – hold great potential for helping sufferers of PTSD, depression and other mental health disorders.
Non-intoxicating cannabis products are safe and well tolerated by those who use them, so why not lower the clinical threshold for their manufacture and sale?
We can make the case against using medicinal cannabis to manage chronic pain by debunking three myths.
There are only a handful of conditions in which evidence supports the use of medical cannabis in children.
Pediatricians say they are getting increasing requests from parents for medical cannabis for kids for a growing list of conditions.
Health fads have come and gone over the decades. Is CBD another one?
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CBD may not be a panacea for your aches and pains – and it certainly isn’t for COVID-19.
We need many more funded research studies to fully understand exactly how CBD might play a role in the treatment of opioid use disorder.
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There is no evidence yet that cannabidiol (CBD) is effective in treating heroin addiction, despite news headlines claiming this.
A new study suggests that CBD could help curve cravings in people who have an opioid use disorder.
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A study suggests that CBD could help treat people with opioid addiction. But before you go buy a bottle for any use, it’s important to know that it has been FDA-approved to treat only one disease.
Dogs don’t need pot or CBD or other marijuana derivatives.
As marijuana and its derivatives are sold legally in more states, pets are getting into pot, accidentally. And some owners are intentionally giving them CBD. A vet explains the dangers.
Assorted cannabis bud strains.
Marijuana is known for delivering a good high. But the plant’s uses go well beyond the recreational. Marijuana contains a trove of medicinal compounds whose uses we are just now discovering.
CBD, made from hemp, is being hyped as treatment for pain, nausea and a variety of maladies. But studies so far do not show benefit in humans.
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is being touted in popular culture as a miracle cure-all. From creams to gummies and more, CBD has exploded onto the health scene. But what does the science actually say?
Small vials of CBD, an ingredient in a drug just approved by the FDA to treat two types of epilepsy..
A drug made from a molecule produced from cannabis gained approval from the FDA on June 25. But the molecule, CBD, is decidedly different from some other ingredients in cannabis: It doesn’t result in a high.
The Home Office has announced a review of the law around medical cannabis in Britain – so what does the law say?
Small vials of CBD, which some believe could be a cure for many ailments.
A drug made from a molecule produced from cannabis gained unanimous approval from an FDA panel. But the molecule, CBD, is decidedly different from some other ingredients in cannabis: It doesn’t result in a high.
Cannabidiol shows promise in treating psychosis in a placebo controlled trial.
Despite dozens of trials internationally, the evidence on medical cannabis is unconvincing.
NSW is about to embark on the largest and most definitive clinical trial ever of medicinal cannabis for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.
There is incredible variation between strains of cannabis plant.
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The Australian government will now accept licence applications for groups wanting to grow cannabis for scientific and medical purposes. But there’s still a lot we don’t know about this complex plant.
A variety of medical marijuana strains are seen at a dispensary in Denver in 2011.
With restrictions to cannabis loosening at the state level, research is badly needed to get the facts in order.