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2019 Dec

Lancet Psychiatry



Cannabinoids for the treatment of mental disorders and symptoms of mental disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis.


Black N, Stockings E, Campbell G, Tran LT, Zagic D, Hall WD, Farrell M, Degenhardt L
Lancet Psychiatry. 2019 Dec; 6(12):995-1010.
PMID: 31672337.


Medicinal cannabinoids, including medicinal cannabis and pharmaceutical cannabinoids and their synthetic derivatives, such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), have been suggested to have a therapeutic role in certain mental disorders. We analysed the available evidence to ascertain the effectiveness and safety of all types of medicinal cannabinoids in treating symptoms of various mental disorders.