Scientists to investigate whether CBD can treat psychosis

CBD is currently only prescribed on the NHS for a few conditions

Martha McHardy
Thursday 16 February 2023 07:19 GMT
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<p>CBD is a chemical found in marijuana, but it does not contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)</p>

CBD is a chemical found in marijuana, but it does not contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)

Scientists are launching a new global study to see whether cannabidiol (CBD) can treat people with psychosis or psychotic symptoms.

CBD is currently only perscribed on the NHS for children and adults with rare, severe epilepsy and adults with vomiting or nausea caused by chemotherapy.

Oxford University’s department of psychiatry has been awarded £16.5m by charitable foundation Wellcome to launch a clinical trial later this year.

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