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Synthetic CBD may be a safe treatment for seizures

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The chemical structure of the synthetic cannabidiol (CBD), which has the name 8,9-dihydrocannabidiol (H2CBD), is similar to that of the CBD that occurs naturally in the plant Cannabis sativa.

Researchers at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) and the University of Reading in the United Kingdom have shown that H2CBD can be just as effective as cannabis-derived CBD in treating rats with chemically-induced seizures.

In a Scientific Reports paper on the study, the investigators describe how both compounds reduced the severity and frequency of seizures to the same extent.

"[H2CBD is] a much safer drug than CBD with no abuse potential and doesn't require the cultivation of hemp," says lead study author Mark Mascal, who is a professor in the Department of Chemistry at UC Davis.


Author: @DailyCupofYoga

Source: medicalnewstoday.com

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