To those doubting that medicinal cannabis works, why would close to half of CBD users (who can’t get high on the drug) switch to it from side-effect heavy pharmaceuticals if it wasn’t helping them…??

BTW: Note that under Senator Vickers SB130 bill, ALL CBD products would require regular doctor’s recommendations and be sold only in authorized pharmacies.

All of the growing, processing, packaging, etc. would have to be done in Utah. This would probably take years to set up, and with monopolies, prices would likely be sky-high in our estimation.

There’s much else in the bill which sets our teeth on edge as well, like the fact it likely will do nothing to solve the problem it’s supposedly being set up to solve – lack of oversight of the flood of grey and black market CBD products which will require working with responsible producers and formulators, not against them and not freezing what will remain a large market in the hands of a few politically favored franchisees…

If you’re not liking what you’re hearing, again, let your legislators know.

Meanwhile, excerpts from the article:

“The health benefits of cannabidiol (CBD), the non-psychoactive composite in cannabis, isn’t necessarily news,

But this particular point is: according to a new study, almost half of all CBD users are giving up their pharmaceutical medicines. Or, more precisely, these users are substituting over-the-counter pain relievers and similar medications in favor of the cannabis extract.

The study, which was orchestrated and co-sponsored by HelloMD and the Brightfield Group. As per the report, 2,400 respondents out of 150,000 HelloMD members were used to garner data. (For the uninitiated, HelloMD is an online community/service that links up doctors with patients licensed for medical marijuana.)

The report concluded that 42 percent of CBD users preferred using the extract over more traditional medications, which ranged from ibuprofen to harder medications like Vicodin.

‘We are seeing an exponential rise in the interest of CBD products from our patient community—particularly among women,’ said Dr. Perry Solomon, HelloMD’s chief medical officer in an interview with the press. ‘While we still have much to learn about CBD, we cannot ignore this one fact; the majority of those using CBD products today receive great benefit. This has the potential for far-reaching consequences.’

In addition to these stats, 80 percent of respondents found CBD ‘very or extremely effective’ in alleviating pain; only three percent found the treatment unsuccessful in treating their ailments.”

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