About This Survey
In early 2019, Project CBD posted one of the most comprehensive research surveys to date on the use of CBD. With over 200 questions, the survey was designed to shed light on who is using CBD, what kind of products they are using, for what purpose, and to what ends.
Project CBD is a California-based nonprofit dedicated to promoting and publicizing research into the medical uses of cannabidiol (CBD) and other components of the cannabis plant. We provide educational services for physicians, patients, industry professionals, and the general public. For questions and suggestions regarding this report, please email us at: [email protected].
Recruitment & Participation
As of June 26, 2019, 3,506 people had completed the survey. Survey participants spanned the globe, representing 58 different countries, from Afghanistan to Australia, from the US to Uruguay.
Participants reported using CBD for over 200 different medical conditions. The majority said they were using this much-talked-about cannabinoid for common ailments, such as pain, depression, anxiety, sleep problems, and hormonal conditions – all of which, despite their prevalence, remain stubbornly difficult to treat. A significant minority of survey respondents reported using CBD to manage the symptoms of catastrophic illnesses like cancer, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease. The complete list of ailments is a sobering reminder of the limitations of pharmacology, and the magnitude of human suffering in the face of intractable diseases.
What follows is a preliminary summary of the data collected thus far. This survey is still open. We will be updating results regularly and publishing in-depth reports on specific conditions.
This report is also available in PDF format.