Potential Effects of Cannabidiol as a Wake-Promoting Agent

Abstract

Over the last decades, the scientific interest in chemistry and pharmacology of cannabinoids has increased. Most attention has focused on ∆(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol (∆(9)-THC) as it is the psychoactive constituent of Cannabis sativa (C. sativa). However, in previous years, the focus of interest in the second plant constituent with non-psychotropic properties, cannabidiol (CBD) has been enhanced. Recently, several groups have investigated the pharmacological properties of CBD with significant findings; furthermore, this compound has raised promising pharmacological properties as a wake-inducing drug. In the current review, we will provide experimental evidence regarding the potential role of CBD as a wake-inducing drug.

DOI: 10.2174/1570159X11666131204235805

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@inproceedings{MurilloRodrguez2014PotentialEO, title={Potential Effects of Cannabidiol as a Wake-Promoting Agent}, author={Eric Murillo-Rodr{\'i}guez and Andrea Sarro-Ram{\'i}rez and Daniel S{\'a}nchez and Stephanie Mijangos-Moreno and Alma Tejeda-Padr{\'o}n and Alwin Poot-Ak{\'e} and Khalil Guzm{\'a}n and Elda Leonor Pacheco-Pantoja and {\'O}scar Arias-Carri{\'o}n}, booktitle={Current neuropharmacology}, year={2014} }