Topics tagged with "Cannabis"

Medicinal cannabis

What is medicinal cannabis for bipolar disorder? Countries are increasingly allowing cannabis derivatives such as cannabinoids (tetrahydrocannabinol [THC] and cannabidiol [CBD]) to be made available for medicinal purposes, including for the treatment of mental disorders. Medicinal cannabis refers to any part of the cannabis plant, such as flowers, buds, leaves, or full plant extracts. Pharmaceutical cannabinoids refer to pharmaceutical-grade medicinal extracts with defined and standardized THC, CBD, or a combination of both and synthetic cannabinoid derivatives. This topic assesses the effectiveness of both medicinal cannabis and pharmaceutical cannabinoids for bipolar disorder. What is the evidence for medicinal cannabis? Moderate to…


This podcast contains information about cannabis. Here we explain what cannabis is, its legal status, its effects on the brain and body, and its use as a treatment. November 2020


What is cannabidiol? The plant cannabis sativa contains over 70 different constituents, including tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), which are the most concentrated substances found in cannabis extracts. Recreational cannabis use during adolescence is a well documented risk factor for schizophrenia, particularly cannabis with high THC content. While THC induces symptoms in healthy volunteers that resemble psychosis, CBD interferes with the detrimental actions of THC in terms of psychotic proneness. Therefore, there is potential for CBD to act as an antipsychotic agent. What is the evidence for cannabidiol? Moderate to low quality evidence is unable to determine the benefits of…

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