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The Cannabis Review® | Cannabinoids

Cannabinoids are naturally occurring molecules found in cannabis that are linked to a number of medical benefits and treatments. The Cannabis Review® | Cannabinoids is a collection of scientific studies that identifies the conditions cannabinoids treat, by what mechanism, and the magnitude of the effect.


This is the measurement of the nature and methodology of the scientific study.

Double-blind, placebo controlled clinical study
Open clinical trial study; no control group and no blinded clinical trial
Non-human subject research on isolated cannabis compounds
Non-human subject research on cannabis compound in a mixture

Magnitude of Effect

This identifies how effective the biological activity of the cannabinoid was treating the condition.

majorBiological activity has a major effect on the condition
moderateBiological activity has a moderate effect on the condition
minorBiological activity has a minor effect on the condition

Primary Studies

The following are scientific studies that have shown the effectiveness of cannabinoids treating specific conditions. Study names are linked to the studies, click to view.

Secondary Materials

The following are study reviews and other materials of note

CannabinoidCondition treatedEffectStudy
CBC (Cannabichromene)DepressionAntidepressant (minor)Review Article: Sleep, Pain and Cannabis
EpilepsyAntiepileptic (moderate)Marijuana Compounds: A Non-Conventional Therapeutic Approach to Epilepsy in Children
CBD (Cannabidiol)Bone diseasesStimulate Bone growth (moderate)Edible Marijuana: A New Frontier in the Culinary World
CancerAnticancer (moderate)Cannabidiol as potential anticancer drug
Chronic DiseasesCerebroprotective (minor)Therapeutic Potential of Non-Psychotropic Cannabidiol in Ischemic Stroke
HypertensionAntihypertension (moderate)Is the cardiovascular system a therapeutic target for cannabidiol?
Intestinal prokineticAntiprokinetic (moderate)Edible Marijuana: A New Frontier in the Culinary World
Neurodegenerative DisordersNeuroprotective (major)Cannabidiol for neurodegenerative disorders: Important new clinical applications for this phytocannabinoid?
PsoriasisAntipsoriatic (moderate)Edible Marijuana: A New Frontier in the Culinary World
SchizophreniaAntipsychosis (moderate)A Critical Review of the Antipsychotic Effects of Cannabidiol: 30 Years of a Translational Investigation

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