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CBD and Its Effects on Combatting Addiction

CBD and Its Effects on Combatting Addiction

Addiction in America is a huge problem. According to American Addiction Centers, millions are addicted to drugs, alcohol, and tobacco, which amounts to $740 billion in losses to Americans due to reductions in workplace productivity, increased healthcare expenses, and crime-related costs. Tobacco smoking specifically, is a leading cause of preventable death. Those who’ve tried to kick the habit know it’s not easy. While there are plenty of smoking cessation products on the market, many find them ineffective, or the side effects too much to handle. A growing number of ex-tobacco users and researchers are finding that cannabidiol (CBD) may be effective in helping combat nicotine cravings. High CBD hemp may be just the thing that helps you kick the habit for good.

Is CBD Addictive?

It’s easy to see how one might think using CBD to combat addiction is simply trading one habit for another, but that does not appear to be the case. While CBD is found in cannabis alongside the euphoria producing compound THC, CBD on its own does not appear to be addictive. The World Health Organization (WHO) considers CBD to be a nonaddictive substance that causes no withdrawal symptoms. Additionally, CBD is well-tolerated, producing few side effects. The few people who do experience negative side effects report dry mouth, fatigue, and nausea being the most common. In comparison, the popular tobacco cessation drug Chantix often results in these side effects:
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Blisters in the mouth
  • Seizures
  • Suicidal thoughts
If you want to finally stop using an addictive substance such as tobacco, consider trying one of our hemp pre-rolls the next time you get a craving. With zero THC or nicotine, you won’t have to worry about any addictive potential, while enjoying all the possible benefits of CBD.

Studies Suggesting CBD May Help Combat Addiction

Several studies have been done which support the claim that CBD could potentially be used to help combat addiction. In a 2015 review on CBD’s impact on addiction, researchers looked at 14 different studies and observed that CBD may be effective in helping not only with those addicted to cigarettes, but also opioids, cocaine, and stimulants. In one study that looked specifically at CBD used to help quit smoking, researchers found those who inhaled CBD reduced the number of cigarettes they smoked by around 40%, while those who were given a placebo saw no reduction.

Wrapping Up

While it is still too early to say with 100% certainty that a CBD product like our hemp pre-rolls will be the key kicking your addiction for good, there’s little risk in giving them a try. CBD isn’t simply a replacement for another addictive substance. Its potential to help those battling addiction may be useful in helping relieve withdrawal symptoms, as well as simply helping them feel more relaxed.
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