Study finds cannabis plant could hold key to improving negative symptoms of schizophrenia


June 01, 2017 16:55:10

PhD student Ashleigh Osborne with a microscope in her laboratory.

PhD candidate Ashleigh Osborne worked with a medical research team to make the findings. (Supplied: Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute)

An active compound in cannabis plants, once isolated, could be used to treat symptoms of schizophrenia according to findings of a new study.

Researchers at the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute (IHMRI) have been investigating what effect Cannabidiol has on the mental illness.

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