CBD Supplements on the Rescue For Cannabis Addicts
A new research has revealed that taking CBD could help a lot of cannabis addicts reduce the intake of the drug.
The research conducted by the scientists at the University College London, show that giving CBD extracts to marijuana addicts reduced the amount of marijuana they smoked after six months. Even though their research is yet to be published, the result is a remarkable one.
According to estimates, one out of ten cannabis smokers are addicted, and users complain of withdrawal symptoms such as insomnia and anxiety.
There are two main compounds in cannabis, CBD and THC. CBD is a non-psychoactive compound that doesn’t make users high. THC, on the other hand, is the substance in cannabis that causes users to feel high.
While CBD is believed to be responsible for the curative effects of cannabis, such as reduction in anxiety and pain relief, THC increases anxiety in some smokers.
Dr Valerie Curran, one of the leading scientists of the research and his colleagues examined 82 people aged between 16 to 26, who were cannabis addicts.
The 82 individuals took part in a four-week long trial, during which they were grouped into four separate groups and given three doses of CBD and placebo capsules. After the four-week trial, they were told to go home and report back in six months’ time with a urine sample.
The results gotten showed that the lowest dose of CBD, which is 200mg had no effect on the smoking habits of the users. However, the middle dose of 400mg halved the quantity of cannabis that the volunteers smoked after six months when compared with placebo. The researchers further stated that the higher dose of 800mg was slightly less effective.
According to a statement on the website of University College London, the researchers state that, “There is no pharmacological treatment for cannabis addiction. If we found a safe, effective medicine this could improve treatment in a similar way that various medicines have improved rates of stopping tobacco use.”
More still, they posit that human research suggests that CBD oils has a lot of potential – it’s safe and has a lot of noticeable results. One of the main effects of withdrawal is anxiety, and CBD helps reduce anxiety.
CBD is available in over-the-counter stores, and contains less than 0.2 percent of THC. It comes in many forms; oil, pills, and topical forms.
There is not yet any conclusive evidence on the medicinal properties of CBD, even though it’s been associated with several health benefits such as anxiety and pain relief, and anti-inflammation. If you’re a supplier in England and Wales, you will need a license to be able to sell CBD products.
CBD appears to be a promising substance, but only time will tell.