Cannabis Compound May Restore Learning and Memory in People With Schizophrenia

The findings by a team of Australian researchers are the latest addition to a growing body of research indicating that the compound, known as cannabidiol, or CBD, improves cognitive functioning in a host of conditions from Alzheimer’s to meningitis, cerebral malaria and stroke — and can reduce the number of seizures in patients with epilepsy.
 
Yet the study represents a new strand in the rich tapestry linking cannabis with psychosis, which researchers have been studying for decades. Recreational marijuana use has been shown to aggravate the symptoms of schizophrenia, and even induce psychosis.
 
The implication, according to researchers, is that the hundreds of distinct compounds found in cannabis behave in very different ways inside the human brain.
 
“We’re not about to say, ‘Go out

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