The World Health Organisation has completed clinical trials that show no evidence of CBD becoming addictive.
The completed studies have found that CBD does not have any addictive properties, largely believed to be due to the CBD compound in itself not possessing any psychotropic or intoxicating effects. The World Health Organisation has completed clinical trials that show no evidence of users becoming in any way reliant or addicted to CBD. In their findings’ they state that:
“Evidence from well-controlled human experimental research indicates that CBD is not associated with abuse potential.”Source: World Health Organisation / Medical News Today 2017
In fact, research conducted by the US National Library Institute of Health suggests that CBD might be used to counteract symptoms associated with drug addiction and could be used to help treat dependency. The study concluded that:
“Observational studies suggest that CBD may reduce problems related to [drug] addiction, such as withdrawal symptoms, craving, and impulsivity.”Source: US National Library 2019
Users of CBD can do so safe in the knowledge that they are not at risk of forming any kind of addiction to the natural plant extract. As always, we would reiterate our dosage guidelines and recommend that no more than 70mg of CBD are ingested in any 24 hour period.