Cannabidiol could help deliver medications to the brain

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Cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive compound in cannabis, is being touted as beneficial for many health conditions, ranging from anxiety to epilepsy. Although much more research is needed to verify these claims, scientists have now shown that CBD could have a different use as a “Trojan horse”:  helping slip medications across the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and into mouse brains. The researchers report their results in the ACS journal  Molecular Pharmaceutics .

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