CBD Might Help People Struggling With Opioid Addiction, Small Trial Shows

CBD is one of the two major components in the cannabis plant, seen above.
CBD is one of the two major components in the cannabis plant, seen above.
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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,

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