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Serena Deiana Medical use of cannabis. Cannabidiol: A new light for schizophrenia? Drug Testing and Analysis 5

Article first published online: 25 OCT 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/dta.1425

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A link exists between cannabis and schizophrenia: schizophrenic patients show a higher use of marijuana and its use can trigger psychotic episodes. THC is the main responsible for these effects. The cannabis plant also contains other cannabinoids: Cannabidiol, a non-psychotropic cannabinoid, has been receiving growing attention for its antipsychotic properties and may represent an alternative treatment for schizophrenia.

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