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,

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