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CBD for pain relief: Here's what the science says


Most medical marijuana users take CBD for pain. But does it work?

Cannabidiol, or CBD, one of many compounds found in the cannabis plant, appears to be the health industry's new shining star, with producers hawking it as a quick-fix for everything from anxiety to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), despite it only recently becoming legal in the US. But, according to recent research, out of the 62 percent of people who use CBD to treat a medical condition, most use it to manage chronic pain, arthritis and joint pain.

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