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Study Finds CBD helps Weed Addiction

22 million people around the world are so dependent on marijuana that it affects their ability to function in life.
Most people with the condition go untreated, but a new study published Tuesday in the journal Lancet Psychiatry shows that abuse or dependence on weed may respond to treatment with CBD.

Smoking weed has become a popular pastime, boosted by a more permissive social attitude and a relaxation of laws and regulations. However, not everyone is capable of using weed solely for occasional recreational or medical use. Some 22 million people around the world are so dependent on marijuana that it affects their ability to function in life.

Marijuana use disorder applies to both addicts and those that are dependent, and is characterized by impairments in psychological, physical, or social functioning. In the United States, research shows some 2.5% of adults, or about 6 million people, had suffered from marijuana use disorder in the past year, while 6.3% had the disorder at some point in their lives.

Most people with the condition go untreated, but a new study published Tuesday in the journal Lancet Psychiatry shows that abuse or dependence on weed may respond to treatment with CBD, or cannabidiol.

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