Bill Clinton Says CBD Shows Promising Results As Alternative To Opioids For Pain Management

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Clinical Trial Highlights  The clinical trial focused on examining CBD safety and its effect on postoperative pain, patient satisfaction and opioid consumption, post arthroscopic rotator cuff repair surgery. A day after surgery, patients receiving CBD showed on average 23% less pain, compared to the placebo group, and a 22% to 25% greater level of satisfaction with pain control. Just before leaving office in 2002, the former president told Rolling Stone that small amounts of cannabis should be decriminalized. The policies that we’ve had around marijuana have not been working.” This article originally appeared on Benzinga and has been reposted with permission. The trial had 99 participants between the ages of 18 and 75 divided into two groups – one receiving “buccally absorbed CBD,” and the other control group placebo treatment.

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Just before leaving office in 2002, the former president told Rolling Stone that small amounts of cannabis should be decriminalized.

By Nina Zdinjak

Former President Bill Clinton stated Tuesday that the results of a clinical trial on the efficiency and safety of CBD as a treatment for post-operative pain are “very encouraging.” Clinton is following the research via the Clinton Foundation.

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