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CannaKeys has 1914 studies associated with Cannabidiol (CBD).

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Overview - Cannabidiol (CBD)

Description of Cannabidiol (CBD)

Cannabidiol (CBD) was discovered in 1940. By 2021, there were 14 proposed members in the CBD family (i.e., CBD, CBDA-C5, CBDV, CBDM-C5, CBD-C1, CBD-C4, CBDVA-C3, CMPD1, CMPD5, CMPD6, CMPD16, CMPD18, CBDH, CBDB). CBD is a significant cannabinoid that occurs naturally in cannabis in amounts large enough to produce various and substantial changes in the human body, mind, and emotions.

Unlike its psychoactive sister, compound THC, CBD does not induce changes in cognition but is quite capable of generating a gentle uplift in affect (or mood), which is why the growing body of clinical trials indicates its therapeutic potential in several mood disorders or psychiatric conditions such as:

  • Alcohol Dependence, Withdrawal, and Intoxication

  • Anorexia Nervosa

  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders

  • Attention Deficit and Hyperkinetic Disorders

  • Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders

  • Behavioral Disorders

  • Benzodiazepine Use Disorder

  • Bipolar Affective Disorder

  • Cannabis Adverse Effects

  • Cannabis Use Disorder

  • Cocaine Dependence

  • Depression

  • Domestic Abuse

  • Grief, Bereavement, and Adjustment Disorders

  • Intermittent Explosive Disorder

  • Loss of Appetite

  • Nicotine Dependence and Withdrawal

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Opioid Dependency and Overdose

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Psychosis

  • Schizophrenia

  • Stress and Life Management Difficulty

  • Suicide Attempt

  • Stimulant Dependence and Psychosis

  • Stuttering

Dosing Range: A systematic review of clinical trials (2019) reported effective oral CBD doses between 1 and 50 mg/kg/d (average 15 mg/kg/d) in treating various conditions.

Other Names:


(-)-Cannabidiol, (-)-trans-Cannabidiol, Epidiolex, Oravexx, and other supplier-based synonyms.

IUPAC Name: 2-[(1R,6R)-3-methyl-6-prop-1-en-2-ylcyclohex-2-en-1-yl]-5-pentylbenzene-1,3-diol

Molecular Formula: C21H30O2


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