Cannabidiol offers therapueutic qualities of marijuana without side effects

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A chemical compound found in marijuana can help a patient who experiences pain from drugs used as part of chemotherapy, a new study has found. Researchers from Temple's School of Pharmacy found the compound cannabidiol, the second most abundant chemical in the marijuana plant, prevented nerve pain caused by the drug Paclitaxel in female mice. "Cannabidiol has the therapeutic qualities of marijuana but not the side-effects," researcher Sara Ward said.