A recent study out of New Zealand has found that cannabidiol (CBD) may be an effective treatment for a range of conditions including pain, anxiety, and depression. Since New Zealand amended its drug laws in 2017 to allow CBD to be prescribed by physicians, CBD has gained more public and scientific interest.
Published in the British Journal of General Practice Open, the study from the University of Auckland involved 397 patients who had recently received a prescription for CBD oil for various conditions.
Participants in the study were surveyed before taking CBD and then again after three weeks of CBD use. The aim of the study was to measure CBD’s overall impact on the quality of life, its tolerability, and how dosing may affect results.