A new study out Tuesday is the latest to suggest that cannabis—or at least a key ingredient of it—might help people struggling with addiction. It found that people with opioid use disorder experienced less symptoms of craving when given cannabidiol, or CBD, over a placebo. CBD also helped them calm down and reduced their anxiety.
CBD is the part of cannabis that won’t make you feel high (that’s THC). It’s already used to treat certain kinds of seizures, as a prescription drug approved just last year called Epidiolex. But there are plenty of other advertised health benefits,