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Cannabis extract could be the first new treatment for acne in 20 years

“Having demonstrated there are cannabinoid receptors in the oil glands and that you can produce a biological change in them, now you’ve got to develop a cream to penetrate to the right level and have an effect on acne”

Teenagers in Australia won’t just be smoking cannabis on the sly in the future, they could be openly smearing it on their face to prevent acne

Aussie company Botanix is developing the first new acne treatment in 20 years that aims to fight pimples using a synthetic version of cannabidiol.

However, it won’t give teens a high because it uses the non-psychotropic molecules of cannabis.

Botanix yesterday reported to the Australian Stock Exchange its first safety study on humans of the cannabis compound BTX 1503.

The study found the compound “has an excellent safety profile, with little to no skin irritation and no severe adverse events were recorded”

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