Multiple mechanisms involved in the large-spectrum therapeutic potential of cannabidiol in psychiatric disorders.

@article{Campos2012MultipleMI,
  title={Multiple mechanisms involved in the large-spectrum therapeutic potential of cannabidiol in psychiatric disorders.},
  author={Alline Cristina Campos and Fabr{\'i}cio A Moreira and Felipe Villela Gomes and Elaine Del Bel and Francisco S Guimar{\~a}es},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  year={2012},
  volume={367 1607},
  pages={
          3364-78
        }
}
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a major phytocannabinoid present in the Cannabis sativa plant. It lacks the psychotomimetic and other psychotropic effects that the main plant compound Δ(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) being able, on the contrary, to antagonize these effects. This property, together with its safety profile, was an initial stimulus for the investigation of CBD pharmacological properties. It is now clear that CBD has therapeutic potential over a wide range of non-psychiatric and psychiatric… CONTINUE READING

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