Last updated: November 18, 2021

What Does Dexanabinol Mean?

Dexanabinol is a synthetic cannabinoid designed to work differently from cannabis. It is used primarily in scientific research, but there are investigations for its use in humans as an anticonvulsant, as well as for use with brain tumors and advanced solid tumors.

Dexanabinol also shows promise for treating head injuries and stroke. However, dexanabinol is not currently available for any patients anywhere in the US, and it is still going through testing.


Maximum Yield Explains Dexanabinol

Dexanabinol is a synthetic cannabinoid. It was designed to work differently from cannabis, and does not create a “high”. In fact, it does not work as a cannabinoid receptor agonist at all. Instead, it works as an NMDA antagonist. As such, it has anticonvulsant properties. It is also being studied for its use in treating head injuries and stroke.

With that being said, it shows significant promise in treating brain tumors and advanced solid tumors, although its primarily role is in scientific research at the moment, and it is not available as a prescription medication.

The most recent research on dexanabinol and its effects on cancer concluded in July 2017, having lasted five years. It’s important to note that three states in the US have completely banned dexanabinol in any form, and it is illegal to possess or use it. These states include Florida, Vermont, and Alabama.

There is currently no expected date when this drug would be available to the general public via medical prescription, although some patients may be able to become part of ongoing studies, particularly those with serious brain tumors.


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