A group of patients in an observational study say that cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychotropic compound in cannabis, is a successful option as an alternative treatment for pain.
These patients also reported using it for several different conditions.
Researchers at a clinic in Southern California recruited 253 patients with severe pain. The patients were about 45 years old, most of whom were white people with an income of approximately $20,000 a month. Some patients reported using products with CBD and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
“Interest in CBD has grown among different patients who use it personally for nutrition or ailments. However, there is limited information on its scope. The goal of this study is to learn about participants’ attitudes and opinions about these products,” the study says.
Most participants – 59% – reported that these products helped them with pain, as well as, to reduce the use of pain medications, including opioids. 65% reported that CBD treatment is a good option, is not harmful and is not addictive.
“In summary, most participants expressed a positive attitude about CBD as a treatment option, positive results were reported when used for various conditions, and would prefer to obtain information about CBD from their doctors,” the research concludes.
Read the study here: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33981161/