An American Survey found that 84% of CBD Consumers Believe CBD Can Replace Opioids.
A recent survey of more than 1,450 CBD consumers has revealed that most users use CBD to treat chronic pain, and 84% believe CBD is an effective replacement for opioids according to a recent study from AmericanMarijuana.org.
The study surveyed 1,453 consumers who reported using CBD as a pain relief treatment. While the majority of respondents were both regular CBD consumers and millennials, non-regular users represented about one-third of respondents, while Baby Boomers represented about 8% of respondents, Gen Z represented about 12%, and Gen X about 19%.
A whopping 97% of respondents reported using fewer opioids after starting CBD, 57% said they were using fewer opioids while some 40% said they had stopped their opioid use altogether, and 53% of respondents said that CBD had become their only source of pain relief.
“This study suggests that what we now need is controlled research to understand CBD’s pain-relieving effects (there is surprisingly very little research published in this area on humans). Without controlled studies, it is difficult to know whether some people experience benefits from CBD due to expectancy effects.” — Tory R. Spindle, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, via the report.
Despite consumer anecdotes that CBD is an effective opioids alternative, the topic remains controversial in the eyes of federal regulators who in April issued warning letters to two CBD companies over claims that the cannabinoid could treat opioid addiction or serve as an alternative to pharmaceutical drugs.
What this article tells us is that more and more people are turning to CBD products as an alternative to prescription drugs. There is already evidence of this taking place in the UK too, and it is growing day by day as more and more CBD users review the products they have bought and consumed. Their reviews describe the benefits they have noticed and some report they have replaced the over counter drugs for a healthy, more natural product.
We always recommend you speak to your doctor before taking CBD oil.
CBD products are not intended to “cure”, “prevent”, “fight” or “heal”, and Tailored Wellbeing make no medical claims.