Cannabidiol during acquisition mildly affects fear learning and memory in mice
Cannabidiol (CBD) is reported to have therapeutic potential for psychiatric conditions that affect learning and memory, including anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorders. Pre-clinical contextual fear-learning and memory experiments in rodents have commonly been used to test this hypothesis, with recent work showing an extinction memory-enhancing affect of CBD when administered just prior to extinction training. While this suggests a potential efficacy for CBD in a clinical setting where the aim is to extinguish previously acquired fear-memories, we asked the question “Might CBD also enhance ...
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Presented at the 1st Institute of Cannabis Research Conference on "Cannabis Experts Take Center Stage: From the Margins to the Mainstream," that was held April 21-23, 2017, Pueblo, Colorado. See full conference proceedings at: https://hdl.handle.net/10217/185406