CBD For Anxiety?

CBD or cannabidiol has become a popular go to drug to use for a variety of problems. There’s only one FDA approved CBD prescription medication – Epidiolex. It’s approved for a specific kind of seizure disorder. But you can get CBD without a prescription and it’s being marketed for all kinds of problems – pain, anxiety, PTSD depression and ADHD among others.

However, there really isn’t strong research evidence showing that CBD consistently and effectively treats these disorders. There have been several organizations that have analyzed data and conducted their own research and to date the evidence is still inconsistent on the ability of cannabis and especially CBD alone to improve these disorders.

The good news IS, the research on the medical use of cannabis has not stopped. So just because we don’t have good evidence now doesn’t mean it won’t come. The drug Sativex is approved to treat neuropathic pain and other types of pain. But it’s not available in the United States, it’s still in the clinical trials phase in the US. However, this drug, contains a 1:1 ratio of THC to CBD.

Does this mean we really do need THC to get the therapeutic affect of cannabis? If so, that could mean taking CBD alone is a waste because it subjects you to side effects without giving you enough benefits. These are questions still to be answered.

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Kansagara D, O’Neil M, Nugent S, et al. Benefits and Harms of Cannabis in Chronic Pain or Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: A Systematic Review [Internet]. Washington (DC): Department of Veterans Affairs (US); 2017 Aug.

Corroon J, Phillips JA. A Cross-Sectional Study of Cannabidiol Users. Cannabis Cannabinoid Res. 2018;3(1):152–161. Published 2018 Jul 1. doi:10.1089/can.2018.0006

Black N, Stockings E, Campbell G, et al. Cannabinoids for the treatment of mental disorders and symptoms of mental disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Psychiatry 2019; 6: 995–1010


  1. Before I started to use CDB with Delta 8. And before my brain would not stop running. It is like the channel being changed every second. After I started to use CBD with Delta 8 and what a difference. My mind slowed down and I could actually start to sleep better and handle stress better.

  2. I tried 1500 tincture oil for 2 weeks…. Nothing
    I tried Xtra strength CBD gummies and worked good. Smoking CBD works great 👍 After 6 back surgeries and knee replacement I hurt 24/7. Just my 2 cents

  3. I used 1000mg CBD oil (3 milligrams of THC / 0.3%) recently (never done drugs or drink). I had a horrible experience. I hallucinated visual/audio. Experienced depersonalization and derealization. The paranoid feeling is the worst. I thought I would do bad things, I was afraid I would kill myself. I felt like I would sync up to the "present/future".

    I don't think the benefit if any at all outweigh the potential risk of say initiating a mental disorder like psychosis.

  4. I have recently been diagnosed with BPD, but have experienced severe anxiety. CBD has been amazing. It takes the edge off my anxiety and allowed me to function, it doesn’t take away your anxiety, but does help massively with symptoms (like heartrate, IBS symptoms, shakes)

  5. I tend not to listen to shrinks . I recovered from psychiatric abuse . Sunshine doctor I got news LinkedIn got scientific results. Big Pharma lines your pocket. Canada 🇨🇦 legalized CBD and doctor s prescribing it. Look drugs are patterned plants are patterned. I’m a holistic practitioner. I warn against shrinks . Deal with it your not a doctor just voodoo hoodoo

  6. I smoked a joint filled with 18% CBD cannabis and LET ME TELL YOU that ALL of my anxiety was gone. No more stressing, twitching, or picking at my self. It felt amazing to be normal

  7. Of course the FDA works to discredit CBD – it’s a business not a charity or to help others.
    The results are “inconclusive”
    – I dare you to go Pack .4 or .5 grams of organic CBD into a dry herb vaporizer and finish it in one sitting and tell me it doesn’t have extremely profound effects on anxiety,stress and overall inflammation. Undeniable!

  8. Cbd/thc oil really helped my pain and tremors, also my muscle spasms. However it makes me really really dizzy for days! I used 1:1 and 20 : 1 cbd,/thc. It felt great for a day but the next day I couldn’t stand up right.

  9. I was told that kava would fuck my liver too and i used it heavily for anxiety and I'm just fine in that regard. Sounds like some fear mongering shit. Of course "they" will discount the benefits of cbd because big pharma loves to see you sick.

  10. I live in Canada cannabis is legal here. I struggle with anxiety some depression I take wellbutrin and cbd. I take a high content of cbd with very low thc I don't feel high at all and my anxiety has been better. I have tried multiple medications atleast 6 none really helped only killed my junk SSRIs not great in my opinion. I do know other people it works for them. Anyways what I'm trying to get at if doctors say try prozac that didn't work try zoloft oh that didn't work try effexor. Why not try cbd too? But one man's opinion good luck everybody anxiety sucks wouldn't wish it on anyone

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  12. DECREASED TESTICS?? 👁👄👁 nnnnnooooo, THANK YOU! Glad I watched this. I feel very happy with how you explain everything. I wish this is what the news was like. You’re great!!!

  13. There seems to be a lot of people on here who knows what they’re talking about. This isn’t for me, it’s for my wife. She is very easily irritated and gets anxious at a drop of a dime. She’s had a drinking problem in the past, and it was to improve her mood obviously. Thank god she overcame that! I take kratom because I suffer from anxiety and social anxiety, I’m also an ex addict to pain killers and suboxones, and the kratom has worked wonders for me. Unfortunately, she doesn’t like kratom ( it does taste awful and she doesn’t like taking pills)… is there any CBD out there that can treat my wife and help mellow her out but not effect her day to day living? Thank you in advance!

  14. From what I’ve read about the studies concerning liver damage you would have to be taking upwards of 200 mg per kilogram of body weight for that to be an issue which is an absolutely insane dosage. However the study does provide crucial information in regards to the potential effects of CBD dosages.

  15. The government s allow for the sale of alcohol which they know kills people yet won't allow for further testing cannabis which there is plenty of evidence to support its use.i would expect also that cannabis for medical would have to be a lot cheaper than chemo and radiation to provide what s the hidden agenda

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