Nov 022013
 November 2, 2013

cannabidiol cbd cannabis marijuanaCourtesy of The Joint Blog

A new placebo-controlled study published in last month’s issue of the journal Addictive Behaviors has found that cannabidiol – a cannabis compound – can significantly reduce the number of cigarettes consumed by those wishing to quit.

For the study, participants were given cannabidiol (CBD) through an inhaler – the CBD was derived entirely from the actual cannabis plant. Participants were separated into two groups, one which received the inhaler containing CBD, and one which contained a placebo.

Researchers found that those in the placebo group showed no difference in the amount that they smoked. However, those in the CBD group smoked, on average, 40% less after just a 1-week period.

“We found that CBD seems to reduce the salience of cues. It also can reduce anxiety and may affect a memory process called ‘reconsolidation,’ which is where when a memory of the reward of smoking is re-activated by seeing someone smoking, it is rendered vulnerable to destruction”, says Dr. Celia Morgan, co-author of the study. “CBD might mean these positive smoking memories are gradually erased,”

The full study can be found by clicking here.

Source: TheJointBlog.Com

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  • Sarijuana

    This is incredible. And, I can say my experience with any ingested marijuana reduces my urge to smoke cigs. I think a lot of people will agree. Damn, I love it that so many studies are coming out so quickly now, and all of them have been been good news. Muy Bueno!

  • painkills2

    “when a memory of the reward of smoking is re-activated by seeing someone smoking”

    This is the same thing that happens in the minds of (other) drug addicts. Smells, sights, sounds and memories, all of these collide in an addict’s brain and makes quitting so very, very hard. And sometimes quitting altogether is impossible, so cannabis can be used to decrease an addictive habit to moderate, manageable levels. (Sure, we’d all love to live the most healthiest life possible, but what fun would that be?)

  • feral huckleberry

    It’s sad that the government has been lying about the medicinal benefits of marijuana! These studies show how many of our medical problems and addictions can be at-least managed by marijuana, if not cured.

  • Matt

    Nothing is surprising about this. The cannabinoid concoction in marijuana works in synergy and significantly boosts the amount of cannabinoids already present in your body. There are cannabinoids in other foods, like cinnamon, basil, pepper, rosemary, hops, etc. Compared to other foods, the amount of cannabinoids in marijuana are potent and strong enough to provide a boost to one of your body’s major regulatory systems, the cannabinoid system, to bring itself to a state of “normalcy” or “well-being”.

  • Cherokee

    This makes sense, I quit tobacco by reaching for a joint instead of a cig. It worked for me, I have been tobacco free since i was 17. God bless this sacred plant.

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