“Cannabidiol: Barriers to Research and Potential Medical Benefits”

“Cannabidiol: Barriers to Research and Potential Medical Benefits”

The Biology and Potential Therapeutic Effects of Cannabidiol

A case that brings up significant preliminary research supporting the potential therapeutic value of CBD While it is not yet sufficient to support drug approval, it highlights the need for rigorous clinical research in this area. Dr. Nora Volkow shared the National Institute of Health’s views on Cannabidiol in 2015.

Volkow claimed that anecdotally CBD has been shown to have a range of effects that may be therapeutically useful, including anti-seizure, antioxidant, neuroprotective, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-tumor, anti-psychotic, and anti-anxiety properties.

“There are barriers that should be addressed to facilitate more research in this area. We appreciate the opportunity to testify on the potential use of CBD for therapeutic purposes.”

-Nora D. Volkow

June 24, 2015
presented by Nora D. Volkow, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse
Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control

The Biology and Potential Therapeutic Effects of Cannabidiol

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