Well, most people who have tried CBD oil for whatever reason...pain, anxiety, sleep, etc, usually will tell you that it does seem to help.  The problem is, that this is not FDA approved, so no insurance coverage, and sometimes availability is limited.  Plus, it can be costly.

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But, now, the most trusted hospital in the world, the Mayo Clinic, has found research to support the evidence that CBD oil can be beneficial.  They do add that there still needs to be some more research done before they can give a total recommendation.  But, at least it's a step in the right direction.

 A review of the latest research, to be published in September in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, finds there’s a growing body of preclinical and clinical evidence to suggest that CBD oils may hold promise for treating conditions such as chronic pain and opioid addiction. But few clinical studies on the safety and efficacy of CBD have been reported, and more research involving humans is needed before health care providers can say definitely that they’re helpful and safe, according to Mayo Clinic researchers.

“There are many intriguing findings in pre-clinical studies that suggest CBD and hemp oil have anti-inflammatory effects and may be helpful with improving sleep and anxiety,” says Brent Bauer, M.D., an internist and director of research for the Mayo Clinic Integrative Medicine program. “But trials in humans are still limited, so it is too early to be definitive about efficacy and safety.”

They also say that the issue is with the actual oil... there is not enough research about all the ingredients and effects that the oil can have.  So, more trials are needed.  I suppose that is true of any "drug" or remedy.  Report from Mayo also says that if you are to try this, best to purchase from an actual dispensary.  Not some random place.

Still... it looks promising.

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