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Is CBD Another Tool for Fighting Addiction?

Is CBD Another Tool for Fighting Addiction?

How can a mild-mannered molecule like cannabidiol (CBD) target substance use disorder (SUD)? A new scientific review, published in 2021, [1] explores the ability of this non-intoxicating, cannabis-derived compound for addiction treatment. It’s clear, from the growing body of contemporary research, that fighting addiction with CBD may be possible. Importantly, it’s all due to the multiple-receptor mechanisms of this famous cannabinoid.

Authors Ewa Galaj and Zheng-Xiong Xi, working from the Addictions Biology Unit at the National Institute on Drug Abuse, summarize what we know so far about fighting addiction with CBD. Galaj and Zheng-Xiong theorize that the power of CBD is all about its interactions with four endocannabinoid receptors:

Is CBD Another Tool for Fighting Addiction?

Is CBD Another Tool for Fighting Addiction?






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