An intrepid team from the University of South Wales is trialing an oral spray that would help cannabis users who want to quit. The team from the National Cannabis Prevention and Information Center led by Professor Jan Copeland is hoping that a pharmaceutical extract of the plant can help diminish the cravings for cannabis and ease withdrawal symptoms. The spray works in a similar fashion to the way nicotine patches work to help tobacco smokers quit their habit. It contains a low dose of THC along with a high dose of CBD, the part of cannabis that researchers believe reduces anxiety. They are hoping the spray will target any withdrawal discomfort that would sabotage patients’ effort to quit. Professor Copeland says that the withdrawal symptoms of cannabis are not life-threatening, but can still affect sleep, and cause irritability and anger. The product development comes just days after a global study found that those down under, where the spray is going through the trial phase, are the largest consumers of cannabis in the world.