Cannabidiol in the management of in-patient cannabis withdrawal: Clinical case series

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Future Neurology, 2017, 12 (3), pp. 133 - 140
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© 2017 Future Medicine Ltd. Aim: To assess the feasibility of the use of cannabidiol (CBD) for the management of cannabis withdrawal. Patients & methods: Eight participants were admitted to an in-patient detoxification facility for a 7-day open-label trial of CBD. Five participants received 600 mg of CBD and three participants received 1200 mg of CBD. Participants returned for a 28-day follow-up interview. Results & conclusion: CBD was well tolerated by all participants. Five completed the full treatment period and abstinence was maintained by four participants at day 28 follow-up. All those receiving the higher dose completed treatment and achieved abstinence at follow-up. This pilot study suggests that further exploration of CBD as a pharmacological adjunctive therapy for cannabis withdrawal and dependence is warranted. Registration ACTRN1261400024866.
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