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84% of Users Believe that CBD Can Replace Drugs to Relieve Pain!

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American Marijuana did a survey of 1,453 consumers who used CBD to relieve pain. This study evaluated the possibility of CBD replacing opioids.

Opioids are superior analgesics for severe pain and are irreplaceable drugs for pain treatment within the legal scope of many countries. 

Its types include: morphine, heroin, fentanyl, codeine, dihydrocodeine, etc.

But long-term use of opioids will tolerate addiction. Opium means juice in Greek and refers to the substance extracted from the juice of opium poppy. All compounds and derivatives related to opium are opioids. Symptoms of opioid addiction include craving, anxiety, dysthymia, yawning, sweating, fever, and insomnia.

When tolerance occurs, the patient has to change the type or increase the dose to be “satisfied”, which presents the risk of overdose and death. From 1989 to 2018, the number of deaths from opioid overdose in the United States exceeded 350,000, which is equivalent to 87% of the death toll in the United States during World War 2.

Finding alternatives to opioids and solving the opioid crisis has always been an important issue in the medical community. In recent years, people have focused their attention on the “cannabinoid”.

Cannabinoids in cannabis plants have the same analgesic effect as opioids. The difference is that cannabinoids bind to the CB1 and CB2 receptors of the endocannabinoid system in the human body to have analgesic effects , while opioids are It is combined with opioid receptors to produce effects. The important thing is that the cannabis plant has hundreds of cannabinoids, and only THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is addictive.

Recent studies have shown that the cannabinoid CBD (cannabidiol) has a good pain relief effect. American Marijuana’s CBD consumer survey this time is to study the possibility of CBD replacing opioids from the perspective of consumers.

What kind of pain can consumers relieve with CBD?

Among the thousands of consumers interviewed by American Marijuana, 60% of CBD consumers use CBD to relieve chronic pain, 34% use CBD to relieve migraine, 28% use CBD to treat joint pain, and 3% use CBD To relieve the pain in cancer treatment.

How effective is CBD in relieving pain?

53% of the interviewees said that they use CBD as the only medicine for pain relief; 32% of people use CBD for pain relief for a long time without any tolerance. 44% said that they have never had side effects.

Can CBD reduce opioid use?

Among the interviewees, 259 people used opioids for pain relief for a long time. After using CBD, 40.15% of them stopped using opioids at all, and 57.14% reduced their opioid doses.

Can CBD Relieve the symptoms of opioid withdrawal?

Among the respondents who used opioids, 73% said that their opioid withdrawal symptoms were alleviated after using CBD; only 3% of them did not get any relief after using CBD.

On May 21, 2019, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai published a study in the American Journal of Psychiatry. The data of this study shows that oral cannabidiol CBD can reduce drug cravings and anxiety of opioid addicts and help addicts to quit opioids.

Can CBD effectively replace opioids?

Among the respondents who used opioids, 84.45% gave an affirmative answer, and only 15.55% thought no.

Compared with opioids, what are the advantages of CBD for pain relief?

Respondents said that the advantages of CBD to relieve pain are “not addictive (35%)” and “fewer side effects (36%)”.

Tory R. Spindle , Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, said, “The results of this investigation are consistent with the conclusions of other recent studies. CBD can effectively relieve pain.”

But Tory also pointed out, “Further controlled studies are needed to understand the analgesic effect of CBD. Because if there is no controlled study, some people may have an analgesic effects due to the placebo effect. They heard from friends that CBD can relieve pain, so In the heart.”

Dr. Prakash Nagarkatti , Vice President of the University of South Carolina , said, “Our laboratory has been studying cannabinoids for more than 20 years. According to our research, CBD is very effective against autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. Inflammation can cause pain, and CBD can inhibit pain. It comes from its anti-inflammatory properties.”

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