Is CBD addictive?
A common question about CBD is around whether it is addictive or not. CBD is not an addictive substance and is available for general sale as a food supplement in Ireland.
The World Health Organisation states in a 2017 report that “evidence from well-controlled human experimental research indicates that CBD is not associated with abuse potential”. This means that there isn’t any evidence to suggest CBD is addictive and legal CBD products will have the THC removed so you cannot use them to get “high”. THC is shorthand for Tetrahydrocannabinol, which is the psychoactive compound found in hemp plants.
Not only is CBD not addictive, but it may even help treat drug addiction.
There are some studies and reports with early evidence to suggest CBD could lower the likelihood of developing drug use disorders for substances such as cocaine. It could also help to stop relapses too. Another review from 2015 found that CBD can be useful in treating addictions to cannabis and nicotine.
More research is needed to fully understand the benefits and drawbacks of CBD. If you’re looking to buy CBD oil or have any questions, feel free to reach out to us. We are here to help.