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May 4, 2017

Hypnotic and antiepileptic effects of CBD

Summary: Clinical trials with cannabidiol (CBD) in healthy volunteers, isomniacs, and epileptic patients conducted in the authors’ laboratory from 1972 up to the present are reviewed. […]
May 4, 2017

CBD exerts anti-convulsant effects in animal models of temporal lobe and partial seizures.

Summary: Cannabis sativa has been associated with contradictory effects upon seizure states despite its medicinal use by numerous people with epilepsy. We have recently shown that […]
May 4, 2017

CBD: pharmacology and potential therapeutic role in epilepsy and other neuropsychiatric disorders.

Summary: To present a summary of current scientific evidence about the cannabinoid, cannabidiol (CBD) with regard to its relevance to epilepsy and other selected neuropsychiatric disorders. […]
May 4, 2017

Chronic administration of CBD to healthy volunteers and epileptic patients.

Summary: In phase 1 of the study, 3 mg/kg daily of cannabidiol (CBD) was given for 30 days to 8 health human volunteers. Another 8 volunteers […]
May 4, 2017

The role of the endocannabinoid system in eating disorders

Summary: The endocannabinoid system has long been known as a modulator of several physiological functions, among which the homeostatic and hedonic aspects of eating. CB1 receptors […]
May 4, 2017

Endocannabinoids: potential therapeutic targets in anorexia nervosa.

Summary: Anorexia nervosa (AN) has the highest mortality rate between psychiatric disorders, and evidence for managing it is still very limited. So far, pharmacological treatment has […]
May 3, 2017

CBDs in the management of difficult to treat pain.

Summary: This article reviews recent research on cannabinoid analgesia via the endocannabinoid system and non-receptor mechanisms, as well as randomized clinical trials employing cannabinoids in pain […]
May 3, 2017

CBD is an orally effective therapeutic agent in rat chronic inflammatory and neuropathic pain.

Summary: Cannabidiol, the major psycho-inactive component of cannabis, has substantial anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects. This study investigated its therapeutic potential on neuropathic (sciatic nerve chronic constriction) […]