HelloMD, one of the largest online communities and information resources dedicated to medical cannabis, recently performed a survey to determine the use and efficacy of CBD products among its 150,000 members.
Out of 2,400 respondents, the survey found that nearly half stopped using traditional medication. Participants turned to CBD in an attempt to treat issues ranging from joint pain to anxiety. According to HelloMD’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Perry Solomon:
“Forty-two percent of the CBD users said they had stopped using traditional medications like Tylenol pain relievers or prescription drugs like Vicodin and had switched to using cannabis instead. Eighty percent said that they found the products to be ‘very or extremely effective.’”
The survey represents the largest study of CBD users to date. Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis sativa and many earlier showed it had the potential to promote our natural ability to maintain homeostasis as a result of its interaction with our endocannabinoid system, or ECS.