Addiction

Addiction

We emphasize CBD not to privilege one compound over another but to challenge the idea that cannabis equals THC. THC is a remarkable molecule in its own right, but THC is not the whole plant, and neither is CBD. Project CBD defends and supports whole plant cannabis therapeutics.

Articles in Addiction

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Another hare-brained idea about cannabis replacement therapy from NIDA.
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Scientists often interpret research to suit funding goals. Why is that problematic?
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Confused about cannabis addiction and withdrawal? So are the experts.
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Scientists examined how savoring positive experiences predicts aspects of problematic cannabis use, but the numbers don't add up.
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Opioids leave much to be desired in medical treatment. They are highly addictive, very lethal, and not all that effective for treating chronic pain.
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If there’s a gateway, it appears to be early opioid prescriptions, not cannabis.
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A review published by Australian researchers sheds light on various facets of addiction, as well as some of the neurological mechanisms by which CBD can limit addictive behaviors.
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Cannabis doesn’t make a person into an addict any more than food causes someone to become a compulsive eater.

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