Peripubertal treatment with cannabidiol prevents the emergence of psychosis in an animal model of schizophrenia

Currently, the pharmacotherapy of schizophrenia is still associated with significant side effects and high rates of treatment resistance, causing a great deal of suffering to patients and their caregivers. Developing safe interventions able to prevent the emergence of full-blown psychosis would therefore represent a major advance. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychotomimetic compound of Cannabis sativa that presents antipsychotic properties in animal models and humans (Zuardi et al., 2012). However, despite the growing evidence of CBD’s neuroprotective effects (Zuardi, 2008) and therapeutic application in schizophrenia, so far no study has addressed its potential as a preventive intervention.

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Awesome - thanks for adding the full paper link.

This is such a great development - easy and quick access to all the research. This is a fantastic development - thanks for posting.

Wow, so is it mostly found in sativa? That’s weird because I gravitate toward sativa for the past decade and not indica!!! Coincidence or is my brain chemically attracted to the sativa, in particular?