Study shows how cannabis works both physically and psychologically

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There are both mental and physical benefits to cannabis consumption

Although many people wish they could eliminate pain in the blink of an eye, it is clear that it is a more complex phenomenon and requires several treatments to even be relieved. After some time, many people have now turned to the use of cannabidiol (CBD) to control or alleviate their pain because of its effectiveness, while being a natural remedy, something that is always on the minds of many. In order to delve deeper into this topic, in a study published in Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, a group of researchers undertook the task of conducting a drug and placebo study using isolated pure CBD oil.

The main idea was to see the differences in both physical and pharmacological effects. According to the paper, participants were divided into four different groups, which were “control (said inactive, given inactive); expectant (with active CBD – given inactive); drug (said inactive – given active CBD); and expectant + drug (with active CBD, given active CBD).”

Martin De Vita, a researcher in the department of psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University said, “For science and the general public, the question remains about the pain relief CBD users claim to experience due to pharmacological effects or placebo effects. That’s a fair question because we know that simply telling someone that a substance has the ability to relieve their pain can actually cause significant changes in their sensitivity to pain. These are called expectancy effects.”

As a result, it could be noted that unpleasant pain had a better impact in the so-called expectant and expectant + groups. Both physical and psychological improvements were found to be good, due to the pharmacological effects of CBD and the expectancy effects of receiving treatment as such, respectively. This has made it more than clear that CBD is indeed having different ways of working on people.