20 January 2021.

This review examined the pharmacological and possible therapeutic effects of various plant-derived cannabinoids (phytocannabinoids) in adults and children. There is reasonably good evidence of the therapeutic effects of CBD, with no evidence of THC-like intoxication. Evidence relating to potential therapeutic effects of the remaining phytocannabinoids mostly comes from preclinical studies, with little evidence of intoxication. Additional human studies are required.

Citation: Arnold JC, Allsop DJ, Lintzeris N, McGregor IS. Pharmacological actions and associated therapeutic levels of phytocannabinoids: an Evidence Check review brokered by the Sax Institute for the NSW Ministry of Health, 2016.

Date of publication: January 2021

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