Cannabis for schizophrenia - A new medication?

Deutsche Welle (Germany)
Thursday, April 2, 2015

Cannabidiol, which is an active substance in cannabis, helps relieve the symptoms of schizophrenia by helping to normalize brain metabolism. Schizophrenia is a severe and disabling brain disorder. Professor Markus Leweke, a medical doctor at the Central Institute of Mental Health in Mannheim, Germany, describes the potential benefits of medical cannabis and pharmacological treatments for neuropsychiatric disorders, with a focus on cannabinoids.