CBD and Alcohol Consumption Study

The cannabis plant is composed of dozens of cannabinoids, with THC and CBD being the two most popular cannabinoids.

CBD’s popularity has exploded in recent years, and for good reason. CBD is associated with a number of wellness benefits, including a potential reduction in alcohol consumption.

Alcohol abuse is a global issue, with over 100 million people suffering from alcohol use disorder worldwide. Roughly 3 million people die annually across the globe due to alcohol use.

A team of researchers recently published results of a study that explored the relationship between CBD use and alcohol use.

“The present study lends preliminary support to the notion that plant-based CBD may be associated with decreased alcohol consumption among regular cannabis users and suggests that it may be feasible for regular cannabis users to switch to a higher CBD, lower THC content cannabis strain for the purposes of reducing their alcohol intake,” the study’s authors concluded.

Making the Safer Choice

If you feel that you consume too much alcohol and are having a hard time cutting back or eliminating alcohol from your life, you should definitely give CBD a try.

By virtually every measure CBD is safe, and as the study linked above demonstrates, it’s effective for a lot of people when it comes to reducing alcohol consumption.

Unlike THC (and alcohol), CBD is not associated with generating euphoric effects, which is obviously important for people that want to refrain from feeling intoxicated.

Thanks to cannabis reform victories in a laundry list of countries, CBD is now legal in many different forms and is widely available.