New research on CBD, the compound in cannabis that doesn’t make you high, indicates it might help people with addictions
For the study, scientists at the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego got a bunch of rats hooked on alcohol and cocaine, which made them anxious and impulsive, and then injected some of them with CBD. They found that the rats with CBD in their systems were less likely to relapse into alcohol or drug use over time, even when the scientists tempted them with it. Even when forced to deal with stressful surroundings, the CBD rats were less likely to seek out drugs.
Another interesting finding is that over time (about five months), the CBD rats were still less likely to relapse into alcohol use, even though all signs of CBD had vanished from their brains after three days.
While CBD helped cure rats of their alcohol and drug addictions, who knows what it might to do for people?