Synthetic CBD alternative effectively treats seizures in rats

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Reviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor) May 28 2019 A synthetic, non-intoxicating analogue of cannabidiol (CBD) is effective in treating seizures in rats, according to research by chemists at the University of California, Davis.

The synthetic CBD alternative is easier to purify than a plant extract, eliminates the need to use agricultural land for hemp cultivation, and could avoid legal complications with cannabis-related products. he work was recently published in the journal Scientific Reports.

Mascal’s laboratory at UC Davis carried out the work in collaboration with researchers at the University of Reading, U.K.

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