The health benefits of cannabidiol (CBD), the non-psychoactive composite in cannabis, isn’t necessarily news, But this particular point is: according to a new study, almost half of all CBD users have stopped using modern medicine. Or, more precisely, these users are substituting over-the-counter pain relievers and similar medications in favor of the cannabis extract.
The Case for Cannabidiol
The study, which was orchestrated and co-sponsored by HelloMD and the Brightfield Group. As per the report, 2,400 respondents out of 150,000 HelloMD members were used to garner data. (For the uninitiated, HelloMD is an online community/service that links up doctors with patients licensed for medical marijuana.) Inasmuch, the report concluded that 42 percent of CBD users preferred using the extract over more traditional medications, which ranged from ibuprofen to harder medications like Vicodin.
“We are seeing an exponential rise in the interest of CBD products from our patient community—particularly among women,” said Dr. Perry Solomon, HelloMD’s chief medical officer in an interview with the press. “While we still have much to learn about CBD, we cannot ignore this one fact; the majority of those using CBD products today receive great benefit. This has the potential for far-reaching consequences.”
In addition to these stats, 80 percent of respondents found CBD “very or extremely effective” in alleviating pain; only three percent found the treatment unsuccessful in treating their ailments.
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