Towards a better cannabis drug



This commentary discusses the importance of a new study entitled ‘Cannabidiol attenuates deficits of visuo-spatial associative memory induced by Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol’ by Wright et al. from the Scripps Institute in La Jolla, California. The results in this study show that the non-psychoactive cannabis constituent cannabidiol opposes some, but not all, forms of behavioural and memory disruption caused by Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol in male rhesus monkeys.

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This article is a commentary on the research paper by Wright et al., pp 1365–1373 of this issue. To view this paper visit