Scientists Eye Cannabis as a Cure for Psychosis
A new study has identified cannabidoil or CBD as a promising treatment for individuals suffering from psychosis.
The study was conducted by researchers at Kings College in London and published in the American Journal of Psychiatry. It involved 88 patients suffering from visual and auditory hallucinations, as well as other symptoms of psychosis. After six weeks of CBD treatment on top of their regular medications, patients’ symptoms improved. Those treated with CBD were more likely to show progress, according to the study.
It’s important to note that the research specifically pertains the CBD, which is not the compound responsible for producing a marijuana “high.” Straight marijuana use and the psychoactive compound THC have been linked to higher rates of psychosis in previous studies.