Study finds nearly half of CBD users dump traditional meds

Published: Aug. 4, 2017 at 2:51 PM EDT
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A new study found nearly half of people who use cannabidiol products stop taking traditional medicines.

Cannabidiol or CBD is a nonpsychoactive cannabis compound known to help people conditions like insomnia, depression, anxiety and joint pain. It doesn't leave users feeling high.

The survey by the Brightfield Group and HelloMD is the largest on cannabidiol or CBD usage to date. It found that 42 percent of CBD users stopped taking over-the-counter and prescription pain relievers. And 80 percent said they found CBD products to be "very or extremely effective."

The study also found women were more likely than men to use CBD products, at 55 percent.

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