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Get Involved

Help Define A New Culture

Defining CBD culture is the collaborative opportunity of a lifetime.  Prohibition against growing and possessing hemp cannabis in the home has been lifted. Those dark days have left CBD culture—the culture surrounding the plant and its cannabinoids—stunted and warped by antisocial behavior on the part of authorities. That period of time is over.

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This period of redefinition belongs to us. How will we define the positive culture of cannabis with our creativity, our compassion, and our aesthetic? What will we make of it? How will we integrate cannabis plants into our lives and homes? What new cultural norms will we set down for others to follow?

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In a supremely technological period of human history, this is a decidedly non-technical endeavor that everyone can take part in. Cannabis is an immensely valuable plant. It’s worth your time and energy to get involved.

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Start now by commenting some general thoughts in the comment section below. I will be building out this page with increased functionality as ideas start to take shape.

 

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CBD Plant Grown In Home Office

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 Home Office CBD Grow

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CBD Drug Test Results

After smoking 4 grams of CBD flower in four hours (that’s a lot), participants were drug tested using blood samples, saliva samples, and urine samples. None of the study participants failed their drug test.  While this is a reliable medical study, there are some important nuances that could affect you. Let’s take a deeper look at the results.

  • What exactly happens when chronic hemp smokers get drug tested?
  • Learn how results might vary with oral fluid tests, blood tests, and urine tests

If you don’t find an answer in this guide to a question you have, leave us a comment below. We’ll search the published studies to see if an answer exists and get back to you.

Let’s get started.

This guide to what to expect from your CBD drug test is based on the results of a medical study published in the journal of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine in 2019.

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Published April 8, 2019

 

Evaluation

 

After smoking 4 (one-gram joints of hemp containing 0.16% THC) within four hours, individuals were drug tested for THC using three types of highly sensitive drug tests:

  • saliva
  • blood
  • urine

 

Drug Test Results

 

  • None of the drug tests returned a positive result. None of the participants failed the administered drug tests.
  • In fact, none of the test results exceeded 1/5 of the minimum level of THC required to cause a positive drug test result. (1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summary

 

This research was conducted on light cannabis:

  • Light cannabis does not exceed 0.2 THC content but CBD content is higher and varies.
  • Light cannabis is a similar product to high CBD hemp strains grown in the U.S.
  • The cannabis cigarettes tested had a THC level of 0.16% THC and 5.8% CBD content. (2)

 

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Testing Methods

 

12 participants were drug tested.  Each participant received a saliva test, a blood test, and a urine test for marijuana (THC).

Of the 12 participants, 6 individuals were drug tested after smoking only one cannabis cigarette. Each cannabis cigarette contained 1 gram total of light cannabis with 0.16% THC content and 5.8% CBD content.

The second group of 6 individuals was drug tested after each individual smoked 4 cannabis cigarettes within a 4 hour period. Each cannabis cigarette in this group was 1 gram in total with the same 0.16% THC and 5.8% CBD content as the first group. (3)

Sample collections from either group began a half-hour after the last cannabis joint was smoked.

 

Drug Test Results: Blood

 

The highest THC readings for either test group were found in the blood samples. The test results from the blood samples significantly below the minimum threshold for a positive drug test result. (4)

 

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Drug Test Results: Urine

 

For either test group, THC urine concentrations peaked 8 hours after the last cannabis joint was smoked.  THC levels were significantly lower than the minimum threshold for a positive drug test result. (5)

 

Drug Test Results: Saliva

 

The researchers concluded that saliva drug testing had similar results to the blood drug testing method. The saliva drug test results showed slightly less THC and CBD than was detectable by the blood drug test. (6)

 

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Keywords: blood; light cannabis; oral fluid; urine; variable cannabidiol (CBD); Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)

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Best CBD Oil On Amazon – Review

Yes, it’s true Amazon’s policy is they don’t offer CBD for sale. But in reality, there are hundreds of CBD products for sale on Amazon with varying degrees of quality and CBD content. Independent tests show R+R Medicinals Hemp Extract 1000 mg has slightly more CBD than 1000mg advertised + it’s got CBG (for anxiety relief).

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CBG Content: R+R Hemp Extract

As a daily consumer of CBG (cannabigerol), the content in the R+R Hemp Extract was a pleasant surprise.  I never really expected to find a true full-spectrum CBD oil available on Amazon.

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If you aren’t familiar with CBG, it’s a natural cannabinoid like CBD. It helps with a symptom of anxiety called hypervigilance. CBG is particularly good for anxiety because it moderates how serotonin and a type of adrenalin are absorbed in your central nervous system.

CBG is also known to help with pain and inflammation. In fact, a lot of people are predicting CBG is the next big target for medical study. Hemp breeders are already working on increasing CBG content via selective breeding.

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Interested in learning more about CBG? Check out this guide to CBG benefits and recent medical studies.

 

CBG guide to anxiety, pain and inflammation benefits based on 2020 medical studies

 

CBD Content: R+R Hemp Extract

Ok, back to the actual CBD content of the R+R Hemp Extract available on Amazon.  It appears that the way companies get around Amazon’s no CBD policy is by leaving the word CBD off the label and out of the description.  Instead, they use phrases like “full phytonutrient gives a complete entourage effect that includes natural terpenes, flavonoids, antioxidants, and phytonutrients.”

Amazon product description for R+R Hemp extract product

As a former business owner, I know that dealing with another business’s policies can be ridiculous.  It is clearly the case the R+R is trying to give the impression that their product is packed with CBD and…it is in fact packed with CBD.  That’s what I care about as a consumer.

In a circumstance in which Amazon’s policies have created labeling confusion and has allowed less scrupulous companies to cheat people, I feel really good about R+R operating in the most transparent way they can.

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As I’m sure every reader of this article can agree, when you’re delivering something people are buying because they’re in pain or have anxiety, you had better do your best to come through.  R+R does come through and that means a lot.

That’s the kind of company I feel good about patronizing.

 

Consumer Trust Signals

Amazon users give the R+R Hemp Extract 1000mg Oil an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

 

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Amazon User Ratings By Feature

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Reddit Comments

Reddit comments regarding R+R Medicinal Products revolve mostly around whether or not this is actually CBD oil because it is sold on Amazon and, therefore, not labeled explicitly.

Representative comment:

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reddit comment stating that product looks legit but can request lab reports from company

An important issue does come up in one Reddit comment.  The commenter states he does believe the product is full-spectrum because his wife failed a home drug test for THC.  This is important to note for any customer who may be drug tested or does not want to consume THC.

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Reddit comment stating the consumers wife failed a home drug test for THC

 

May Contain THC

Independent lab reports show that the R+R Medicinal Hemp Extract 1000mg product contains low levels of THC.  This is implied in the product description on Amazon when the product is described as full-spectrum.  Hemp plants naturally produce THC so in a true full-spectrum product one should expect some low levels of THC to be present.   If failing a drug test would cause you distress then please consider this in your purchasing decision.

To the credit of the R+R, they are explicit about this possibility in the Safety Information section of their Amazon listing.

 

Benefits of THC In Hemp Oil

The vast majority of medical studies indicate that the best results from Hemp Oil for pain or anxiety relief occur when CBD and THC are taken together.  THC is a safe substance like CBD with minimal potential adverse effects, especially when taken in low doses.

While THC may be psychoactive even in low doses, CBD “regulates down” how THC is absorbed in the central nervous system.  With the high dosage of CBD and low dosage of THC present in the R+R Medicinal Hemp Oil 1000mg product, consumers would not expect psychoactive effects beyond feeling relaxed.  Each person is different and you should follow the directions of the product. Start slowly to see how you individually respond and any hemp product.

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Full Spectrum Product

Beyond the benefits of taking CBD with small amounts of THC, full-spectrum products like R+R Medicinal Hemp Extract contain terpenes.  Terpenes have many benefits for pain, inflammation, and anxiety. They are one of the most beneficial aspects of consuming a real full spectrum product like the R+R extract.

If you’re interested in the significant health benefits of terpenes you should check out this complete guide to the 16 most important terpenes you’ll find in hemp products.

 

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Anxiety Relief Review

This is the top user review of the R+R Hemp Extract product for anxiety relief.

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 Pain Relief Review

This is the top user review of the R+R Hemp Extract product for pain relief.

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R+R Medicinal Hemp Extract Label Ingredients

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Ingredients (other than Hemp Extract) include MCT oil from coconut, natural mint flavoring, sunflower oil.

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    • Full Spectrum CBD
    • Combats Pain and Anxiety (especially well)
    • Piney bouquet with a Touch of Citrus (ERB X ACDC Strains)
    • Live CBD (powerful entourage effect)
    • 100% Organically Grown Fertile Island Hemp Flower
    • Handmade Rosin Blended by Chef Nug Ucci
    • Same Day Delivery Available
    Elektra does the work of keeping your day steady and clear.  Elektra is enjoyed when you need to take the edge off a stressful day but get your meaningful tasks accomplished well.  Elektra is especially useful if you find yourself dealing with the added burden of going through your day with unhelpful and wasteful anxiety.

    The Elektra medicinal CBD hemp strain is a cross between the CBD dominant ERB and ACDC.  Elektra was originally bred in the beautiful hemp growing regions of southern Oregon near the California border.

    Elektra has a CBD content above 16% and is chock-full of sticky terpenes including Myrcene, Pinene, and Caryophyllene.  These terpenes give the CBD rosin a spicy piney flavor with a touch of citrus.  Consumers of this rosin report a mellow and relaxing vibe while maintaining a clear head that allows you to go about your daily business.  The entourage effect of the Myrcene, especially, interacting with the high CBD content makes this a perfect rosin dab if you suffer from anxiety and stress.

    Elektra medicinal CBD hemp is legal in all 50 states and federally since the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill.
    Charlotte’s Cherries is an uplifting and relaxing CBD live rosin that has the strength to make your day productive and enjoyable.  Let the CBD do the work for you balancing mood, mind, and body.

    Charlotte’s Cherries Live Rosin is made from high CBD medicinal hemp strains developed in Colorado by people who love great tasting high CBD hemp.  This full-spectrum CBD rosin comes bursting with flavorful terpenes full spectrum cannabinoids for maximum effect.  Charlotte’s Cherries is CBD dab rosin made by pressing whole fertile hemp flower.  No chemicals of any kind are used in making our CBD live rosin.  Nothing is ever added.

    Charlotte’s Cherries is a cross between the renown Charlotte’s Web strain and the tasty Colorado Cherries hemp strains.  This cross has made a mouth-watering full spectrum CBD rosin you will love.

    Charlotte’s Cherries is a medicinal hemp strain with less than .3% THC.  It is legal federally and in all 50 states since 2018.

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    • Uplifting Sativa Dominant Strain
    • Full Spectrum CBD
    • Combats Pain, Fatigue and Anxiety
    • Fruity with a Hint of Orange (Neville’s Haze X Krishna’s Special Sauce)
    • Live CBD (powerful entourage effect)
    • 100% Organically Grown Fertile Island Hemp Flower
    • Handmade Rosin Blended by Chef Nug Ucci
    • Same Day Delivery Available
     

     

    Count on this uplifting Sativa hemp strain to make your day productive and free-flowing.  With its Sativa genetics, Suver Haze will get you through the finish line no matter what you need to accomplish.

    Suver Haze CBD hemp is a Sativa dominant hybrid that was originally bred in the beautiful hemp growing regions of southern Oregon.  This Sativa dominant medicinal hemp was bred by crossing Neville’s Haze and Krishna’s Special Sauce.  Suver Haze is a high CBD hemp much loved by medicinal hemp dabbers and perfect for making rich tasty rosin with a hint of orange flavor and a slightly peppery bouquet.

    Suver Haze consistently tests above 17% CBD content.  It’s taste and therapeutic effect is amplified by the rich distribution of terpenes throughout its fertile hemp flower including  Myrcene, Farnesene, and Caryophyllene. You can expect Suver Haze live rosin to have an earthy taste with hints of black pepper and sweet fruits.

    Suver Haze CBD hemp is legal federally and in all 50 states since the passage of 2018 Farm Bill.  This medicinal hemp has less than .3% THC content.
    Charlotte’s Cherries is an uplifting and relaxing CBD live rosin that has the strength to make your day productive and enjoyable.  Let the CBD do the work for you balancing mood, mind, and body.

    Charlotte’s Cherries Live Rosin is made from high CBD medicinal hemp strains developed in Colorado by people who love great tasting high CBD hemp.  This full-spectrum CBD rosin comes bursting with flavorful terpenes full spectrum cannabinoids for maximum effect.  Charlotte’s Cherries is CBD dab rosin made by pressing whole fertile hemp flower.  No chemicals of any kind are used in making our CBD live rosin.  Nothing is ever added.

    Charlotte’s Cherries is a cross between the renown Charlotte’s Web strain and the tasty Colorado Cherries hemp strains.  This cross has made a mouth-watering full spectrum CBD rosin you will love.

    Charlotte’s Cherries is a medicinal hemp strain with less than .3% THC.  It is legal federally and in all 50 states since 2018.

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    Best Smell Proof Bags For Provide Privacy

    A smell proof bag gives you control over your social environment.  

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    You shouldn’t walk into a room and immediately have the intense odor of cannabis announce your arrival.  Invading a shared social space with a strong odor? That can rightly be perceived as rude.

    Besides, what you have in your bag is nobody’s business but your own.

    A smell proof bag that really works can be a critical asset in a world where people have differing opinions on cannabis and CBD.

    Ok. The need for the right smell proof bag is pretty clear.

    Let’s set some criteria then find bags that satisfy those needs.

    Your bag needs to be:

    • completely smell-proof
    • look cool
    • priced well
    • delivered quickly

    The reviewed bags below are available on Amazon with Prime shipping.

    Let’s check them out.

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    Review Criteria

    I spent 6 hours compiling this review.

    • I read reviews across the web
    • I searched major forums for real experiences (positive or crappy)
    • I bought and tried the best three smell proof bags. (I kept the Ozchin and Skunk Urban Warrior for myself and gave away the Firedog to a friend)

    Does It Pass The Skunk Test?

     

    To test the bags, I stuffed each bag with some of my very own homegrown CBD flowers (that’s my plant in the video above).  Then  I went and stood in line at Starbucks, the grocery store, and the bank to see if anyone picked up the scent of cannabis flower.

    Results

    Here’s what I found:

    Ozchin Smell Proof Bag

    The Ozchin smell proof bag is my #1 choice for storing cannabis, CBD flower, or hemp.  This bag is lined with high-quality activated carbon and will keep-in even the skunkiest scents.

     

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    This is the only bag that made me feel 100% confident while waiting in line at the bank.  I came within inches of the bank manager who was greeting customers and he didn’t pause or look in my direction twice.

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    The Ozchin smell-proof handbag also comes with a variety of customizable and cushioned dividers that make for a good pipe holder space or special compartments to keep concentrates.

     Price: $28.99 (Check For Sale Price)

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    Firedog Smell Proof Bag

    Four colors of firedog smell proof bag are gray, red, tan and black

    I really liked the Firedog pocket-sized smell proof bag. It’s a good bag for the price plus it looks and feels cool too.  The material is sort of like leather (but not) and its dimensions make it perfect for stuffing in your pocket.  It does a good job of holding even the strongest odors.

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    With its size and price, the firedog is perfect for a beach day or a hike.  Sand won’t stick to it or get caught in the zipper. The rolling velcro seal at the top works well and sooner or later all zippers always break so this way of sealing your smell proof bag adds some redundancy and extra reliability.  Reliability becomes a big issue especially when you get your bag outside and into an active setting like hiking.  If you don’t like the red, there are multiple colors available.

    Price: $10.99 (Check For Sale Price)

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    Skunk Urban Warrior Smell Proof Case

     

    The Skunk smell proof case is my pick for storing your hemp during outdoor activities.  This smell proof bag is private enough to get you through the line at Starbucks in the morning without any funny looks and durable enough to make it through a full day of weekend activities.  This bag has useful straps that connect the bag to a belt or bike.  I actually keep this bag on my bike at all times.  As with the other bags above, the Skunk bag did a competent job of concealing the odor of my beastiest hemp flower.

    Price: $35.00 (Check For Sale Price)

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    • Uplifting and Relaxing
    • Full Spectrum CBD
    • Fights Pain and Stress
    • Fresh Cherry Flavor (Charlotte’s Web X Colorado Cherry)
    • Live CBD (powerful entourage effect)
    • 100% Organically Grown Fertile Island Hemp Flower
    • Handmade Rosin Blended by Chef Nug Ucci
    • Same Day Delivery Available

     

    Charlotte’s Cherries Live Rosin has a strong fresh cherry flavor and is packed with full-spectrum cannabinoids including high levels of beneficial CBD as well as both CBN and CBG.  You can expect an uplifting and relaxing experience from Charlotte’s Cherries high cannabinoid and terpene content.  The cannabinoid CBN is excellent for fighting anxiety and insomnia while CBG is good for inflammation and pain among other ailments.

    Charlotte’s Cherries is an uplifting and relaxing CBD live rosin that has the strength to make your day productive and enjoyable.  Let the CBD do the work for you balancing mood, mind, and body.

    Charlotte’s Cherries Live Rosin is made from high CBD medicinal hemp strains developed in Colorado by people who love great tasting high CBD hemp.  This full-spectrum CBD rosin comes bursting with flavorful terpenes full spectrum cannabinoids for maximum effect.  Charlotte’s Cherries is CBD dab rosin made by pressing whole fertile hemp flower.  No chemicals of any kind are used in making our CBD live rosin.  Nothing is ever added.

    Charlotte’s Cherries is a cross between the renown Charlotte’s Web strain and the tasty Colorado Cherries hemp strains.  This cross has made a mouth-watering full spectrum CBD rosin you will love.

    Charlotte’s Cherries is a medicinal hemp strain with less than .3% THC.  It is legal federally and in all 50 states since 2018.

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    Cannabinoids May Relieve Anxiety Better Than Benzodiazepines

    In a 2019 medical study published in the journal Cannabis And Cannabinoid Research, medical cannabis significantly reduced the use of Xanax among study participants with chronic anxiety. After 2 months, 30.1% of patients stopped taking prescribed Xanax and other benzodiazepines. After 6 months, 45.2% had stopped taking prescribed benzodiazepines. 

    If you don’t find an answer in this guide to a question you have, leave us a comment below. We’ll search the published studies to see if an answer exists and get back to you.

    Let’s get started.

     

    Published September 23, 2019

     

    Anxiety Relief Medical Study

    • After completing a 2-month course of medical cannabis, 30.1% of patients taking benzodiazepines discontinued their use.
    • This trend continued with a total of 44.5% of medical cannabis patients in the study discontinuing benzodiazepines after 4 months of prescribed medical cannabis use.
    • After six months of medical cannabis use, 45.2% of patients in the study had stopped using benzodiazepines.  (1)                                                                                                                                     

     

     

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    Study Summary

    • Benzodiazepines are a group of pharmaceutical drugs prescribed for treating anxiety.  They have a strong sedative effect. They have several adverse effects and patients taking this class of pharmaceutical drugs often develop a dependency.
    • This medical cannabis study was a retrospective analysis of 146 patients.
    • Patients were already taking benzodiazepines prior to starting the course of medical cannabis.
    • The average age of study participants was 47 years.
    • 61% of participants were female.
    • 54% of the study participants had used cannabis prior to the study. (2  

    CBD:THC Ratio

    • Interestingly, the distribution of cannabinoids (CBD vs. THC) in the medical cannabis did not have a correlation with patients who stopped using benzodiazepines vs those who did not stop using benzodiazepines.

     

     

    Background:

    • Multiple studies have shown that THC may cause anxiety in some consumers while CBD tends to have an anti-anxiety effect.
    • CBD has been shown to decrease the anxiety-causing effects of THC when both CBD and THC are consumed together.
    • It is believed that the higher THC to CBD ratio of modern cannabis varieties have led to anxiety-causing effects in some cannabis consumers. (3)

    Conclusion

    The study authors conclude that a large percentage of the study participants stopped using benzodiazepines such as Xanax in conjunction with starting a course of medical cannabis.  The authors urge further research into the medical benefits of cannabis.

     

     

     

    How well does CBD work for anxiety? Find out the exact benefits of CBD for anxiety here.

     

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    Download The Study

     

    References

    Purcell C, Davis A, Moolman N, Taylor SM. Reduction of Benzodiazepine Use in Patients Prescribed Medical Cannabis. Cannabis Cannabinoid Res. 2019;4(3):214‐218. Published 2019 Sep 23. doi:10.1089/can.2018.0020

    Study Authors

    S. Mark Taylor

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    CBD Effects On Blood Pressure

     

    This study summary provides fact-based answers about CBD benefits for high blood pressure.

    • CBD reduces blood pressure at rest and during simulated stress
    • CBD’s ability to reduce blood pressure at rest ends after 7 days of treatment due to tolerance
    • CBD’s ability to reduce blood pressure under stressful conditions continues even after 7 days of treatment
    • CBD has significant vascular health benefits

    If you don’t find an answer in this guide to a question you have, leave us a comment below. We’ll search the published studies to see if an answer exists and get back to you.

    Let’s get started.


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    Published March 3, 2020

     

     

     

     

     

    Study Results 

    • A single oral dose of 600 mg CBD significantly reduced blood pressure at rest in a randomized, placebo‐controlled, double‐blind, parallel study.  However, this effect ended after 7 days of repeated dosing.  It is believed that accumulated tolerance to CBD is the cause.  (1)                                                                                                                                                CBD blood pressure study    
    • In the context of simulated stress, patients had lower blood pressure readings after being administered CBD.  Unlike the above short term benefits, this cardiovascular benefit was maintained even after 7 days of repeated CBD dosing.  (2)                      cannabidiol cardiovascular study      
    • For participants with vascular disease, 7-day treatment of CBD reduced artery stiffness and improved endothelial function (a cardiovascular disease risk factor). (3)                                                                                                                                cannabidiol cardiovascular benefit

     

     

     

     

    Summary

    • Previous medical studies show that short-term administration of cannabidiol reduces blood pressure in men.
    • The goal of this study was to assess whether the long-term administration of cannabidiol reduced blood pressure in men.

     

     

    Method

    • In a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, parallel study 26 health men were given 600 mg CBD orally or placebo for seven days.
    • Cardiovascular parameters were assessed in participants at rest and during simulated stress after one CBD dose and after repeated CBD doses administered daily over 7 days.
    • Cardiovascular parameters were measured using Finometer, Vicorder and Duplex ultrasound.

    Results After Single CBD 600 mg Oral Dose
    • Evaluated at rest: CBD reduced mean arterial pressure significantly (P = .04, two-way ANOVA, mean difference (MD) -2 mmHg, 95% CI -3.6 to -0.3)
    • Evaluated under simulated stress: Participants had lower systolic blood pressure (P = .001, two-way ANOVA, MD -6 mmHg, 95% CI -10 to -1)

    Results after repeated CBD 600 mg Oral Dose
    • Evaluated at rest: CBD did not reduce mean arterial pressure after 7 days of dosing.
    • Evaluated under simulated stress: Participants had lower systolic blood pressure (P = .02, two-way ANOVA, MD -5.7 mmHg, 95% CI -10 to -1)
    • 7 days of CBD dosing increased internal carotid artery diameter (MD +0.55 mm, P = .01)
    • 7 days of CBD dosing reduced arterial stiffness by day 7 (pulse wave velocity; MD -0.44 m/s, P = .05)
    • 7 days of CBD dosing improved endothelial function (flow mediation dilatation, MD +3.5%, P = .02, n = 6 per group)

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    Conclusion

    “CBD reduces BP at rest after a single dose but the effect is lost after seven days of treatment (tolerance); however, BP reduction during stress persists. The reduction in arterial stiffness and improvements in endothelial function after repeated CBD dosing are findings that warrant further investigation in populations with vascular diseases.”

     

    How long does it take for CBD to reach peak concentration in your blood? How long does one dose of CBD last in your system?  For CBD dosage studies, check out this guide.

     

     

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    Keywords: blood flow; blood pressure; cannabidiol; cardiovascular system; haemodynamics.

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    Our resource page summarizes the results of respected medical studies into the effects of CBD, terpenes and cannabinoids for treating anxiety.

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    CBD For Anxiety: How effective is it?

    This guide provides fact-based answers about CBD benefits for anxiety.

    • Social Anxiety
    • Generalized Anxiety
    • Panic Attacks
    • PTSD
    • OCD

    You’ll also learn the CBD dosage used for anxiety and possible adverse effects.

    Bonus: A lesser-known called CBG may prove to be even more effective for anxiety because of its effect on hypervigilance.

    If you don’t find an answer in this guide to a question you have, leave us a comment below. We’ll search the published studies to see if an answer exists and get back to you.

    Let’s get started.

     

    CBD Effects On Public Speaking Anxiety

    Study Results:

    • taking CBD shortly before simulated public speaking has a significant anxiety benefit
    • acute dosing of CBD helps reduce trembling


    2020 Study: CBD significantly reduces anxiety and trembling during public speaking. #cbd #anxiety
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    Study Published January 7, 2020

     

     

     

    Study Results

    This clinical trial reports that a dose of 300mg cannabidiol significantly decreased anxiety and tremors during simulated public speaking in patients with Parkinson’s Disease (1).

     

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    Study Method

    Participants were evaluated for anxiety symptoms and tremors during simulated public speaking after consuming 300mg dose of CBD.

    • double-blind
    • randomized
    • placebo-controlled
    • crossover clinical trial

     

    CBD medical study

    Conclusion

    The study showed statistically significant reductions in anxiety and tremors during simulated public speaking in patients with Parkinson’s Disease who had taken a 300 mg dose of oral CBD.(2)

     

     

    By the numbers

    2 experimental sessions occurred within a 15 day period.  Each session consisted of 24 individuals with Parkinson’s Disease.

    Evaluation

    After taking either a placebo or 300mg CBD, individuals underwent a Simulated Public Speaking Test (SPST) used to evaluate anti-anxiety medications.

    Data were collected during the test for:

    This data was assessed with repeated-measures analysis of variance (ANOVA) for CBD, the simulated public speaking phase and interactions between these variables.

     

     

    Research Conclusion

    “Acute CBD administration at a dose of 300 mg decreased anxiety in patients with [Parkinson’s Disease], and there was also decreased tremor amplitude” in a situation expected to produce anxiety such as public speaking (3).

     

    Interested in how CBG (cannabigerol) affects anxiety?  Check out this guide to CBG anxiety benefits.

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    Keywords: Cannabidiol; Parkinson’s disease; anxiety; tremor

     

    CBD Effects On Social Anxiety

    CBD effects on late teens with Social Anxiety Disorder and Avoidant Personality Disorder.

    • 300mg Oral CBD Dose
    • 4 Week Course


    2019 Study: CBD decreased social anxiety in late teens by 21.7% over 4 weeks. #cbd #anxiety #socialanxiety
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    Published November 2019

     

     

    Study Results

    Daily 300 mg dose of oral CBD oil significantly reduced social anxiety symptoms and Avoidant Personality Disorder (1).

    • Double-blind placebo-controlled study
    • Study size: 37 late teenagers

     

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    Who Benefits

    Late teens with Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) and avoidant personality disorder (2).

     

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    By The Numbers

    The study was performed on thirty-seven 18-19-year-old teens diagnosed with Social Anxiety Disorder and Avoidant Personality Disorder (3).

     

    cannabidiol anxiety study

    Study Method

    Cannabis oil containing a dose of 300mg CBD was given daily over a period of four weeks to 17 teenagers while a placebo was given to the remaining 20 teens.

     

    cannabidiol anxiety benefit

    Evaluation

    Social Anxiety Disorder symptoms were measured at the beginning of the trial period and at the end using the Fear of Negative Evaluation Questionnaire and the Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale.

    Fear Of Negative Evaluation Questionnaire results showed an average 21.7% decrease over 4 weeks in the cannabidiol treatment group while the placebo group showed an average decline of 0.8% (4).

     

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    Fear of Negative Evaluation Questionnaire

     The results were similar for the Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale after 4 weeks of treatment with cannabidiol.  The average score of the CBD group improved by 16.3% while the placebo group (no CBD) reported improvements of only 4.6% (5).

     

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    Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale

    Both tests measure Social Anxiety Disorder symptoms in teenagers.

     

    Conclusion

    “CBD significantly decreased anxiety measured by both scales,” according to the study author (6).

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    Interested in how cannabis terpenes affect anxiety?  Check out this terpene guide.

     

     

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    Keywords: avoidant personality disordercannabidiol; cannabinoid; cannabis; social anxiety disorder; social phobia; social withdrawal

     

    Medical Cannabis Effects On Anxiety

    • specific cannabis strains relieve anxiety better than others
    • some strains have terpenes consistently associated with anxiety relief
    • some strains have terpenes and cannabinoid combinations that cause increased anxiety


    2018 Study: Medical cannabis rated 8.03/10 for relieving anxiety. Plus some terpenes increase anxiety. #cbd #anxiety #cannabis
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    Published December 2018

     

     

    Study Results

    Medical marijuana is an 8.03 on a scale of 0-10 (with 10 being extremely effective at treating anxiety), according to medical marijuana patients (1).

     

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    Important Results

    Medical marijuana that contained moderate levels of THC and the terpene trans-nerolidol was connected to decreased feelings of anxiety (2).

     

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    Anxiety Causing Terpenes

    Terpenes connected to an increase in anxiety were:

     

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    Summary

    This CBD study is an interesting survey of medical cannabis patients, strains and terpenes from a medical cannabis dispensary in Canada.

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    Survey Results

    Most patients rated medical cannabis as very beneficial in relieving symptoms of anxiety (3).

     

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    THC Increased Anxiety

    THC and some terpenes were connected with statistically significant increases in anxious feelings (4).

     

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    Terpene Anxiety Chart

    The following terpenes showed a statistically significant increase in anxious feelings:

     

    cbd terpene anxiety

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    Conclusion

    Further research is needed to clearly explain “the entourage effects” that contribute to the anti-anxiety effects of specific strains of medical marijuana and hemp (5).

     

     

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    Interested in learning about CBD for PTSD?  Check out this guide based on a 2019 study in which 91% of PTSD patients benefited from CBD.

     

     

     

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    Keywords: cannabinoids, terpenoids, THC, CBD, synergy, cannabis, anxiety, terpenes

    CBD Effects On Generalized Anxiety, Psychosis, And Tobacco Use

    • CBD may benefit Schizophrenia
    • CBD may benefit GAD
    • CBD may reduce nicotine withdrawal symptoms
    • This study focuses a critical eye on overall CBD benefits for anxiety and psychological disorders

     


    2018 Study: CBD may have significant anti-anxiety effects for patients with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. #cbd #anxiety #GAD
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    nih medical study

    Published August 2018

     

     

     

    Study Results

    A 2018 review of clinical CBD studies for psychiatric symptoms shows (1) :

    • may have antipsychotic effects in schizophrenia
    • may have substantial anti-anxiety effects in patients with Generalized Anxiety Disorder
    • possible reduction in withdrawal symptoms of cigarette smoking

     

     

    Our Summary

    This new CBD study published by Cambridge University Press is a review of the current medical literature on cannabidiol and its effects on mental health with specific regard to anxiety symptoms (2).

    cbd anxiety study

    Research Findings

    • CBD may have an anti-psychotic effect in people with schizophrenia by affecting the endocannabinoid system (3)                                                                                cannabidiol neurological disorders

     

    • CBD may have an anti-anxiety effect (acute) in people who struggle with a Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD)                     CBD anxiety benefit

     

    • CBD may reduce symptoms of withdrawal from quitting smoking of tobacco through the regulation of serotonin and glutamate—two compounds associated with depression (4).

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    Recommendations

    • CBD needs to be studied further to confirm its effects in larger randomized clinical studies (5).     cannabidiol anxiety research         
    • Further study would allow researchers to connect specific CBD effects on patients to chemical reactions in the brain and nervous system (6).

    Interested in CBD’s effect on psychosis?  Check out this guide to a 2020 medical study about CBD and psychosis.

     

     

    Video: CBD for social anxiety

     

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    Keywords: Antianxiety agents; antipsychotics; clinical drug studies; drugs new; psychopharmacology

    CBD Effects On Emotional Wellness

    A deep scientific look at:

    • your endocannabinoid system (ECS)
    • cannabinoids effects on the ECS
    • how cannabinoids may affect emotional balance

     


    2018 Study: CBD has a relationship with the endocannabinoid system that helps maintain emotional balance. #cbd #anxiety
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     Published November 2018

     

    Study Results

    CBD has a complex relationship with your endocannabinoid system—the system that helps to maintain emotional balance (1).

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    How The Endocannabinoid System Works

    The endocannabinoid system helps to maintain emotional balance by regulating natural reward processes and moderating your natural response to stress (2).

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    Our Summary

    This is an interesting review of cannabinoids effects on emotions and the importance of the endocannabinoid system in mental health.

    endocannabinoid mental health

    According to this research, the endocannabinoid system (ECS) helps to balance emotional responses to rewarding and stressing events.

    cannabidiol mental health

    The ECS helps to regulate rewarding stimuli and moderate the physiological consequences of stress (3).

    CBD helps to boost signaling in your ECS.

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    Conclusion

    This review confirms cannabidiol is a promising compound to help with anxiety and depression but is not regularly used in psychiatry because of a lack of clinical data and CBD dosage information (4).

    CBD mental health

    Extras

    • in-depth information about the endocannabinoid system and its relationship with mental health (5).
    • the study explains how the endocannabinoid system plays a critical role in maintaining mood and emotional stability (6).

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    Interested CBD and the endocannabinoid system’s ability to maintain emotional balance?  Check out this beginner’s guide to CBD based on the latest medical studies.

     

     

     

    Video: Effects of the Endocannabinoid System

     

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    Keywords: endocannabinoids, reward, stress, depression, anxiety, multiple sclerosis, EAE, inflammation

    CBD Effects On Panic Disorder

    • CBD is a promising treatment for Panic Disorder
    • More study is needed to completely describe mechanism of action of CBD on Panic Disorder


    2017 Study: CBD is a promising treatment for Panic Disorder. #cbd #anxiety
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    nih medical study

    Published February 2017

     

    Study Results

    • After reviewing multiple studies, CBD is a promising treatment for Panic Disorder (1)                                                                       cannabidiol anxiety study
    • More clinical studies need to be done to “clarify the specific mechanism of action of CBD and the safe and ideal therapeutic doses of this compound.”  (2)cannabidiol anxiety benefit

     

     

    Conventional Treatment

    • Panic Disorder affects approximately 5% of the worldwide population (3).                                                                                             panic disorder study
    • Common side effects and drug interactions of SSRIs (pharmaceutical drugs for panic disorder) cause many people to stop taking them.

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    Panic Disorder Symptoms

    • Sense of impending doom or danger
    • Fear of loss of control or death
    • Rapid, pounding heart rate
    • Sweating
    • Trembling or shaking
    • Shortness of breath or tightness in your throat
    • Chills
    • Hot flashes

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    Off-label

    Since CBD appears to have anti-anxiety effects, it has been recommended as a possible treatment for Panic Disorder (4).

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    Conclusion

    • After reviewing multiple clinical and preclinical trials, this study concludes that cannabidiol is a promising treatment for Panic Disorder (5).                                                                                                                                                                   CBD health benefit 
    • Specific future studies are needed to better understand how CBD helps anxiety and what the proper CBD dosage is for treating panic attacks.

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    Interested in the benefits of CBD for PTSD? CBD benefits for PTSD based on the latest 2019 medical study.

     

     

     

    Video: CBD benefits for anxiety

     

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    Keywords: Animal models, cannabidiol, human studies, 5-HT1A receptors, panic disorder, serotonin

    CBD Effects On Anxiety Disorders

    Preclinical and clinical research shows significant support for viewing CBD as a potential treatment for:

    • GAD
    • SAD
    • Panic Disorder
    • OCD
    • PTSD


    2015 Study: CBD is potential treatment for multiple anxiety disorders including SAD, GAD and PTSD. #cbd #anxiety
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    Published October 2015

    Summary

    This research reviews multiple preclinical and clinical studies and finds substantial support for cannabidiol as a potential treatment for (1) :

    • generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
    • panic disorder
    • social anxiety disorder (SAD)
    • obsessive-compulsive disorder
    • PTSD

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    Conclusion

    • The review cautions that there is a lack of evidence regarding the effectiveness of CBD taken over long periods of time for anxiety disorders (2).                                                                                                                                                                            cannabidiol anxiety benefit
    • Further research is needed on the effects of taking cannabidiol for chronic anxiety disorders (3).

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    Interested in CBD benefits for insomnia caused by anxiety?  Check out this guide to CBD benefits for sleep.

     

     

     

    Video: CBD benefits for anxiety and depression

     

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    Keywords: Cannabidiol, Endocannabinoids, Anxiety, Generalized anxiety disorder, Post-traumatic stress disorder

    CBD Effects On Anxiety And Depression

    • there appears to be a medical basis for anti-anxiety and antidepressant-like effects of CBD.


    2014 Study: There appears to be a medical basis for CBD's anxiety and depression benefits. #cbd #anxiety #depression
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     Research Published in 2014

    Study Results

    This review of multiple studies found that CBD had “antidepressant-like and anti-anxiety-like effects” in animal models (1).

    Summary

    Anxiety and depression are illnesses that effect:

    • social life
    • productivity
    • health

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    CBD has anti-anxiety and anti-depressant effects in animal models (2).

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    Evaluation

    After being administered CBD, animals were tested for:

    • forced swimming test (FST)
    • elevated plus maze (EPM)
    • Vogel conflict test (VCT)

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    Conclusion

    • The results of these tests showed CBD likely had antidepressant and anti-anxiety-like effects on animals (3).
    • Additionally, “most of the studies demonstrated a good interaction between CBD and the 5-HT1A neuro-receptor.” (4)

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    Interested in lesser-known cannabinoids like CBN (cannabinol) and its effects on anxiety?  Check out this guide to CBN benefits for anxiety and sleep.

     

    Video: CBD benefits for depression.

     

     

     

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    Keywords: Chronic Anxiety, Chronic Depression, Cannabidiol, anxiolytic-like, anxiety, cannabis Sativa, major depression

    Historical: CBD Effects On Anxiety

    • cannabinoids such as CBD have significant effects on anxiety-related symptoms
    • A forward-looking perspective from 2012 on cannabinoids and their anxiety benefits


    2012 Study: CBD has broad effects on emotions, anxiety and fear-related behaviors. #cbd #anxiety
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    Research Published April 2012

     

    Study Results 

    • CBD and cannabinoids have broad effects on emotions, anxiety and fear-related behaviors (1).                                               cannabidiol anxiety study results
    • THC may make anxiety and fear behavior worse with higher doses (2)CBD anxiety results
    • It appears that cannabidiol has chemical properties that reduce anxiety (3).                                                                                                                                  cannabidiol anxiety outcome
    • This research describes the reasons for the individualized effects of CBD and THC (4)     cannabidiol anxiety dosage

     

    Summary

    Medical cannabis appears to have both anxiety-causing and anxiety decreasing effects.  This study examines the effects of CBD and THC on anxiety and fear-related behaviors.

    Variation In Outcomes

    Widely varying and individual anxiety responses to medical cannabis are caused by:

    • genetic factors
    • environmental factors
    • relative concentrations of THC to CBD
    • lesser cannabinoids present in the plant

    The individualized response to medical cannabis for anxiety is a result of the complex network of interactions that occur in the cannabinoid system. (5)

    Anxiety effects

    • Some cannabinoids (like THC) can increase anxious feelings by activating the CB1 receptor while other cannabinoids (like CBD) can decrease anxiety by activating the CB2 receptor in the endocannabinoid system (6).
    • Additionally, the study describes genetic and environmental factors known to cause anxiety in some consumers of THC (7).

    Conclusion

    This study provides a good overview of knowledge about the effects of cannabinoids from herbal and synthetic sources as well as the effects of cannabinoids made by our own body as part of our endocannabinoid system (8).

     

    CBD helps depression too.  Check out this guide to CBD benefits for depression based on the latest medical studies.

     

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    Keywords: cannabis; anxiety; CB receptors; endocannabinoids; Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol; cannabidiol

    CBG (cannabigerol) Effects On Anxiety

     

    Cannabigerol (CBG) is a lesser-known cannabinoid compound that is the precursor to CBD.

    Though the mechanism of action is still poorly understood, several studies have identified specific medicinal properties of CBG.

    • CBG is believed to have significant anti-anxiety effects, neuroprotective effects, and pain-relieving benefits.

    Let’s take a look.

    References

    Masataka N. Anxiolytic Effects of Repeated Cannabidiol Treatment in Teenagers With Social Anxiety Disorders. Front Psychol. 2019;10:2466. Published 2019 Nov 8. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02466

    Study Authors​

    Masataka N

    Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Inuyama, Japan

    References

    Kamal BS, Kamal F, Lantela DE. Cannabis and the Anxiety of Fragmentation-A Systems Approach for Finding an Anxiolytic Cannabis Chemotype. Front Neurosci. 2018;12:730. Published 2018 Oct 22. doi:10.3389/fnins.2018.00730

    Study Authors

    Brishna S. Kamal

    Whistler Therapeutics, Whistler, BC, Canada

    Whistler Medical Marijuana, Whistler, BC, Canada

     

    Fatima Kamal

    Whistler Therapeutics, Whistler, BC, Canada

     

    Daniel E. Lantela

    Whistler Therapeutics, Whistler, BC, Canada

    Whistler Medical Marijuana, Whistler, BC, Canada

    References

    Soares VP, Campos AC. Evidences for the Anti-panic Actions of Cannabidiol. Curr Neuropharmacol. 2017;15(2):291–299. doi:10.2174/1570159×14666160509123955

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    Vanessa P. Soares

    Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine of Ribeirao Preto, University of Sao Paulo

    Alline C. Campos

    Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine of Ribeirao Preto, University of Sao Paulo

    References

    Blessing EM, Steenkamp MM, Manzanares J, Marmar CR. Cannabidiol as a Potential Treatment for Anxiety Disorders. Neurotherapeutics. 2015;12(4):825–836. doi:10.1007/s13311-015-0387-1

    Study Authors

    Esther M. Blessing

    esther.blessing@nyumc.org

    New York University School of Medicine

     

    Maria M. Steenkamp

    New York University School of Medicine

     

    Jorge Manzanares

    Instituto de Neurociencias de Alicante, Universidad Miguel Hernández and Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas

     

    Charles R. Marmar

    New York University School of Medicine

    References

    de Mello Schier AR, de Oliveira Ribeiro NP, Coutinho DS, et al. Antidepressant-like and anxiolytic-like effects of cannabidiol: a chemical compound of Cannabis sativa. CNS Neurol Disord Drug Targets. 2014;13(6):953–960. doi:10.2174/1871527313666140612114838

    Study Authors

    Alexandre R de Mello Schier

    Natalia P de Oliveira Ribeiro

    Danielle S Coutinho

    Sergio Machado

    Oscar Arias-Carrión

    Jose A CrippaAntonio W Zuardi

    Antonio E Nardi

    Adriana C Silva 

    References

    Tambaro S, Bortolato M. Cannabinoid-related agents in the treatment of anxiety disorders: current knowledge and future perspectives. Recent Pat CNS Drug Discov. 2012;7(1):25–40. doi:10.2174/157488912798842269

    Study Authors

    Simone Tambaro

    Dept. of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences School of Pharmacy University of Southern California

    Marco Bortolato

    Dept. of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences School of Pharmacy University of Southern California

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