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CBD does not appear to alter functional activity in the brain’s reward circuit

CBD News Blog – A single large dose of cannabidiol (CBD) does not alter brain activity in several reward-related brain regions, according to a new double-blind, placebo-controlled study. The findings appear in the Journal of Psychopharmacology.

“The last few years have seen a surge in interest in CBD as a wellness supplement and a potential psychiatric medicine. CBD’s effects on the human reward system may underlie some of these putatively positive impacts,” said study author Will Lawn, a post-doctoral research associate at the Clinical Psychopharmacology Unit at University College London.

n the study, 23 healthy participants received 600 mg of CBD during one experimental session and a placebo during another session. The order of the CBD/placebo conditions was randomized for each participant.

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