By Project CBD / Sept. 17, 2019
Project CBD releases the results of one of the most extensive CBD user surveys to date.
Who is using CBD and why?
Despite the huge public interest in CBD products, and an endless stream of media stoking that fire, there have been limited efforts to figure out exactly how and why people are using this darling compound of the cannabis world.
In early 2019 Project CBD began collecting responses to a survey we designed to figure out who is using CBD, how and why people are using CBD, what kinds of products they are consuming, and whether or not CBD is working for them. The analysis in this report (available in its entirety here) covers an eight-month period and encompasses over 3500 responses.
The survey asked about CBD’s impact on six quality of life measurements: pain, mood, sleep, physical function, energy or motivation, and the ability to socialize. A majority of participants reported some improvement across all measures, but the most significant were in the areas of pain and mood.
Of great interest were the efficacy reports for specific conditions. The survey elicited information about 17 different conditions for which CBD is sometimes used, including:
- ADD or ADHD
- Alzheimer’s disease
- autism spectrum disorder
- brain injury (e.g. stroke, TBI, tumor)
- epilepsy and other seizure disorders
- gastrointestinal disease (e.g. Colitis, Crohn’s, IBS)
- anxiety and other mood disorders
- motion sickness
- Parkinson’s disease
- hormonal conditions (e.g. PMS, menopause)
- multiple sclerosis
- sleep problems
The survey asked what type or stage of disease the person had (e.g., type 1 or type 2 diabetes), and how they felt CBD impacted their symptoms. This observational study validated some well-established facts about CBD – namely that it has a strong safety profile, and it is very effective at ameliorating pain and anxiety. Participants reported significant improvements in pain and mood regardless of the underlying medical condition. READ FULL ARTICLE