Study Says CBD Alone Does Not Enhance Mood or Anxiety

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A recent study published in Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research has found CBD alone does not effect emotions or behavior in healthy test subjects, even when encountering emotional stimuli. The study, which involved 38 health adults, intended to investigate if CBD can enhance mood or counteract anxiety. These participants were then divided into three groups, in which they received 300 mg, 600 mg, or 900 mg or oral CBD followed by psychological tests intended to elicit positive or negative responses. Researchers reported no significant change in mood when subjected to negative emotional stimuli or social rejection, although the group that received 900 mg did experience a slight increase in heart rate. 

More research is desired into whether or not the presence of THC could influence these results, and if whole-plant cannabis could be a provide a preferable alternative treatment option for anxiety. This information has been provided by MassRoots and approved by our Chief Medical Officer.