Nearly half of CBD patients quit using traditional medicines, survey finds

Epidiolex liquid CBD tincture. (Image from GW Pharma)

A new survey suggests that a growing number of patients are finding more relief from CBD instead of pharmaceuticals.

Researchers from the Brightfield Group and medical marijuana site HelloMD surveyed 2,400 of HelloMD’s 150,000 members, and found 42 percent of people who used cannabis-derived forms of cannabidiol (CBD) stopped using traditional medications, reports Forbes.

“We are seeing an exponential rise in the interest of CBD products from our patient community—particularly among women,” said Dr. Perry Solomon, Chief Medical Officer of HelloMD. “While we still have much to learn about CBD, we cannot ignore this one fact; the majority of those using CBD product today receive great benefit. This has the potential for far-reaching consequences.”

According to Solomon, the most common conditions treated by CBD are insomnia, depression, anxiety and joint pain. 80 percent of users believe CBD to be “very or extremely effective,” while only three percent or less found it be ineffectual or only slightly effective.

Women make the majority of CBD patients at 58…

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