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"What Is CBD Oils Really Used For?" - Lindsay Holmes

  • Huffington Post
  • New York, NY
  • (May 25, 2018)

CBD, or cannabidol, is one of the non-psychoactive components found in the cannabis or hemp plant. That means it doesn’t get a user high, unlike marijuana. The ingredient has seen a surge in popularity, with people using it as a tool for a host of health issues. CBD is available in oils, which is arguably its most widely known and often –studied form. CBD could be a promising treatment method for people living with addiction, according to Yasmin Hurd, PhD, director of the center for addictive disorders for the Mount Sinai Health System. Dr. Hurd and her colleagues conducted clinical CBD studies in animals and in humans to see how it may help with drug addiction.  The research yielded positive results in both clinical trials. “There’s no miracle drug, but this could be helpful for at least some aspects of craving.” Of course, all of this is well and good, but people should still take caution, warned Dr. Hurd. There are some limitations with CBD that consumers should stay aware of.

- Yasmin Hurd, PhD, Professor, Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Systems Therapeutics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Chair, Ward-Coleman Translational Neuroscience, Director of the Center for Addictive Disorders, Mount Sinai Health System

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