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Safety and Toxicology of Cannabinoids

Journal: Neurotherapeutics
Publication Year: 2015
Authors: Jane Sachs; Erin McGlade; Deborah Yurgelun-Todd

Abstract

There is extensive research on the safety, toxicology, potency, and therapeutic potential of cannabis. However, uncertainty remains facilitating continued debate on medical and recreational cannabis policies at the state and federal levels. This review will include a brief description of cannabinoids and the endocannabinoid system; a summary of the acute and long-term effects of cannabis; and a discussion of the therapeutic potential of cannabis. The conclusions about safety and efficacy will then be compared with the current social and political climate to suggest future policy directions and general guidelines.

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