Current Status and Prospects for Cannabidiol Preparations as New Therapeutic Agents

@article{Fasinu2016CurrentSA,
  title={Current Status and Prospects for Cannabidiol Preparations as New Therapeutic Agents},
  author={Pius S Fasinu and Sarah Phillips and Mahmoud A. Elsohly and Larry A. Walker},
  journal={Pharmacotherapy: The Journal of Human Pharmacology and Drug Therapy},
  year={2016},
  volume={36}
}
States and the federal government are under growing pressure to legalize the use of cannabis products for medical purposes in the United States. Sixteen states have legalized (or decriminalized possession of) products high in cannabidiol (CBD) and with restricted ∆9‐tetrahydrocannabinol (∆9‐THC) content. In most of these states, the intent is for use in refractory epileptic seizures in children, but in a few states, the indications are broader. This review provides an overview of the… 

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