Arthritis Foundation Issues CBD Guidance For Adults With Arthritis

Arthritis Foundation Issues CBD Guidance For Adults With Arthritis

Although cannabidiol — better known as CBD — may help patients with arthritis alleviate their pain, insomnia and anxiety, there have been no rigorous clinical studies to confirm these effects, and the product should never be used to replace DMARDs that prevent permanent joint damage, according to guidance from the Arthritis Foundation. “While CBD is controversial and…

Has CBD Become Acceptable To Self-Treat Some Conditions

Has CBD Become Acceptable To Self-Treat Some Conditions

Is the public using cannabidiol (CBD) to treat diagnosable conditions that have evidence-based therapies? In this 2020 case series of 376 posts on a CBD forum on Reddit, most users reported taking CBD as a therapeutic for diagnosable conditions, including mental health, cardiological, dermatological, gastroenterological, ophthalmological, oral health, and sexual health conditions, many of which…

Can Cannabis Help With Pain in Adults With Sickle Cell Disease

Can Cannabis Help With Pain in Adults With Sickle Cell Disease

Is inhaled cannabis with an approximately 1:1 ratio of Δ-9-tetrahydrocannabinol to cannabidiol a safe and effective adjunct to opioids in adults with sickle cell disease–related pain? This randomized clinical trial including 23 participants found that inhaled cannabis was safe. Inhaled cannabis was more effective than inhaled placebo in interference in mood, but there was no…

CBD May Eases Emotional Exhaustion of Frontline Health Care Workers

CBD May Eases Emotional Exhaustion of Frontline Health Care Workers

Cannabidiol may help reduce emotional exhaustion and burnout symptoms among frontline health care professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to results of a randomized clinical trial published in JAMA Network Open. “Cannabidiol (CBD) is a nonpsychotomimetic phytocannabinoid with a favorable safety and tolerability profile,” José Alexandre S. Crippa, PhD, of the department of neuroscience and behavior at Ribeirão…

Can CBD Provide Relief In The Treatment of Low Back Pain?

Can CBD Provide Relief In The Treatment of Low Back Pain?

For thousands of years, cannabis has been used to treat many conditions and ailments. The plant’s diverse uses are being recognized again today. Pain management is one of the most popular reasons for medical cannabis use in countries that have a legal framework. Research has shown that the incidence of low back pain in primary…

CBD Product May Reduce Severe Anxiety and Related Symptoms

CBD Product May Reduce Severe Anxiety and Related Symptoms

Use of a cannabidiol sublingual product may reduce severe anxiety and anxiety-related symptoms, according to a presentation at the Anxiety and Depression Association of America annual conference. “This is the very first study looking at a whole plant, [high CBD], full-spectrum product in patients with moderate to severe anxiety,” Staci Gruber, PhD, director of Marijuana Investigations for…