Cannabidiol Claims and Misconceptions

Trends Pharmacol Sci. 2017 Mar;38(3):198-201. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2017 Jan 12.


Once a widely ignored phytocannabinoid, cannabidiol now attracts great therapeutic interest, especially in epilepsy and cancer. As with many rising trends, various myths and misconceptions have accompanied this heightened public interest and intrigue. This forum article examines and attempts to clarify some areas of contention.

MeSH terms

  • Cannabidiol / chemistry*
  • Cannabidiol / metabolism
  • Cannabidiol / pharmacology*
  • Cannabidiol / therapeutic use
  • Cannabis / chemistry
  • Cannabis / metabolism
  • Humans


  • Cannabidiol