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Lancet Press Office. (2020) The Lancet Psychiatry: Single dose of psychoactive component in cannabis could induce psychotic, depressive, and anxiety symptoms in healthy people.

URL: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-03/tl...

• In addition, the review found no consistent evidence that cannabidiol (CBD) moderates the effects of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC - the psychoactive component of cannabis) in healthy volunteers
• Single dose of THC, roughly equivalent to smoking one joint, may induce a variety of psychiatric symptoms associated with schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders. These effects are larger with intravenous administration than with inhaled administration, while tobacco smokers have fewer symptoms - though the authors stress that further work is needed to test this, and this finding should not be taken as a recommendation to use tobacco to counter the effects of THC.
• These findings highlight the risks of cannabis use, which are highly relevant as medical, societal, and political interest in cannabinoids continues to grow.

Item Type
Report
Publication Type
International, Open Access, Review
Drug Type
Cannabis
Intervention Type
General / Comprehensive, Harm reduction
Date
17 March 2020
Corporate Creators
Lancet Press Office
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