Cannabis treatment can counter dependency on use


In a new study results have shown that cannabis treatment can help tackle dependency on cannabis.

An Australian study has demonstrated that cannabis-based medication helps tackle dependency on cannabis in a comparable way to nicotine replacement.

A paper about the University of Sydney and NSW Health clinical trial provides the first strong evidence that so-called cannabinoid agonist medication – which targets receptors in the brain – could reduce people’s use of cannabis.

The paper was published in the American Medical Association’s JAMA Internal Medicine. Lead author Conjoint Professor Nick Lintzeris at the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Medicine and Health and Director of Drug Alcohol Services, South East Sydney Local Health District, said the study should give hope to people with dependency on cannabis, which is a leading cause of drug treatment episodes in Australia.

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Professor Lintzeris

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