Cannabidiol for Crack-Cocaine Craving: Negative Findings
The Carlat Addiction Treatment Report, Volume 9, Number 4&5, July 2021
David Moltz, MD
Dr. Moltz has disclosed no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Cocaine use disorder is notoriously difficult to treat. The authors of this study asked, might cannabidiol be helpful in treating the cravings that prompt cocaine use? While this might seem like an unusual question at first, there is some supportive preclinical data that makes the premise plausible. Unfortunately, the results were negative in this small study.