CBD For Anxiety?



CBD or cannabidiol has become a popular go to drug to use for a variety of problems. There’s only one FDA approved CBD prescription medication – Epidiolex. It’s approved for a specific kind of seizure disorder. But you can get CBD without a prescription and it’s being marketed for all kinds of problems – pain, anxiety, PTSD depression and ADHD among others.

However, there really isn’t strong research evidence showing that CBD consistently and effectively treats these disorders. There have been several organizations that have analyzed data and conducted their own research and to date the evidence is still inconsistent on the ability of cannabis and especially CBD alone to improve these disorders.

The good news IS, the research on the medical use of cannabis has not stopped. So just because we don’t have good evidence now doesn’t mean it won’t come. The drug Sativex is approved to treat neuropathic pain and other types of pain. But it’s not available in the United States, it’s still in the clinical trials phase in the US. However, this drug, contains a 1:1 ratio of THC to CBD.

Does this mean we really do need THC to get the therapeutic affect of cannabis? If so, that could mean taking CBD alone is a waste because it subjects you to side effects without giving you enough benefits. These are questions still to be answered.

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References
Kansagara D, O’Neil M, Nugent S, et al. Benefits and Harms of Cannabis in Chronic Pain or Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: A Systematic Review [Internet]. Washington (DC): Department of Veterans Affairs (US); 2017 Aug.

Corroon J, Phillips JA. A Cross-Sectional Study of Cannabidiol Users. Cannabis Cannabinoid Res. 2018;3(1):152–161. Published 2018 Jul 1. doi:10.1089/can.2018.0006

Black N, Stockings E, Campbell G, et al. Cannabinoids for the treatment of mental disorders and symptoms of mental disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Psychiatry 2019; 6: 995–1010

23 comments

  1. I have heard this works for anxiety and depression doing more research because I have really bad anxiety and depression and this might work

  2. I smoked a joint filled with 18% CBD cannabis and LET ME TELL YOU that ALL of my anxiety was gone. No more stressing, twitching, or picking at my self. It felt amazing to be normal

  3. Of course the FDA works to discredit CBD – it’s a business not a charity or to help others.
    The results are “inconclusive”
    – I dare you to go Pack .4 or .5 grams of organic CBD into a dry herb vaporizer and finish it in one sitting and tell me it doesn’t have extremely profound effects on anxiety,stress and overall inflammation. Undeniable!

  4. Isnt that because of how underfunded the research studies were years ago … reason why there isn't strong evidence.

  5. Cbd/thc oil really helped my pain and tremors, also my muscle spasms. However it makes me really really dizzy for days! I used 1:1 and 20 : 1 cbd,/thc. It felt great for a day but the next day I couldn’t stand up right.

  6. I was told that kava would fuck my liver too and i used it heavily for anxiety and I'm just fine in that regard. Sounds like some fear mongering shit. Of course "they" will discount the benefits of cbd because big pharma loves to see you sick.

  7. I have used Weedborn CBD products and have healed without any problems. Now my whole family is healthy.

  8. I live in Canada cannabis is legal here. I struggle with anxiety some depression I take wellbutrin and cbd. I take a high content of cbd with very low thc I don't feel high at all and my anxiety has been better. I have tried multiple medications atleast 6 none really helped only killed my junk SSRIs not great in my opinion. I do know other people it works for them. Anyways what I'm trying to get at if doctors say try prozac that didn't work try zoloft oh that didn't work try effexor. Why not try cbd too? But one man's opinion good luck everybody anxiety sucks wouldn't wish it on anyone

  9. Effects of cannabis are not the same for everyone (?) You know . . . maybe that's because people are different (?)

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  11. i've had sleeping problems my entire life, since i started taking cbd my sleep has been amazing, the best since i was born actually

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