Examining CBD use for conditions with proven therapies

What The Study Did: Testimonials posted on a social media site were analyzed to examine whether individuals are using the cannabis-derived chemical compound cannabidiol (CBD) in an attempt to treat diagnosable conditions that have evidence-based therapies.

Authors: John W. Ayers, Ph.D., M.A., of the University of California, San Diego, is the corresponding author.

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(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.20977)

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