CBD Has Proven Medicinal Value, But Can It Treat Anxiety?

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Weed is medicine. That’s no longer up for debate.

It has almost been two years since the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine made that conclusion in a 500 page report. The comprehensive review of the literature determined that there is “strong evidence from randomized controlled trials to support the conclusion that cannabis or cannabinoids are an effective treatment” for chronic pain, nausea and vomiting, and multiple sclerosis-related spasticity. 

The review also found evidence that cannabis might be a treatment for other conditions, too. Anxiety disorders, the most common mental illness in the United States, make that list. Given that anxiety disorders affect 18.1 percent of the population every year, the relationship between cannabinoids and anxiety merits close examination.

Research on CBD Anxiety Treatment is Limited but Promising

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