Neuroscientist and researcher Carl Stevenson from the University of Nottingham recently reviewed existing marijuana-related research and found evidence suggesting cannabidiol (CBD) may be able to reduce anxiety. Live Science reported data compiled from human trials suggests CBD reduces fear, resulting in a reduction of anxiety, by changing brain activity. One reviewed study from 1993 that was published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology found subjects who received CBD were less anxious when subjected to social phobia. Another study from 2011 found CBD helped people who became anxious in public speaking situations. These reviews are based on the few studies that have been performed on humans, as opposed to most trials which have been conducted on animal models like rodents.
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