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CBD Curbed Symptoms of Chronic Anxiety in Young People in Study

Taking cannabidiol - the non-intoxicating component of cannabis better known as CBD - may curb the severity of chronic anxiety symptoms in young people, a new study found.

Teens and young adults with treatment-resistant anxiety who were given a single daily CBD pill for 12 weeks reported their symptoms fell by an average of 43%, the Australian youth mental health organization Orygen found in a pilot study. The results among the 31 patients were remarkable, said Paul Amminger, a research fellow at Orygen and professor of youth mental health at the University of Melbourne, who led the study.