New Study Shows CBD Effect on Pain

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A new study conducted by researchers at Syracuse University found that CBD has pain-relieving effects. According to an article in the Syracuse University News, the data showed that CBD and expectancies for receiving CBD do not appear to reduce experimental pain intensity, but do make the pain feel less unpleasant. The researchers, Martin De Vita, a researcher in the psychology department in the College of Arts and Sciences; Stephen Maisto, research professor and professor emeritus of psychology; and doctoral candidate Dezarie Moskal, conducted the first systematic review and meta-analysis of experimental research examining the effects cannabinoid drugs on pain. The data showed CBD and expectancies for receiving CBD doesn’t appear to reduce experimental pain intensity, but made the pain feel less bad. The study used equipment that induces experimental heat pain, and the researchers then measured how the person’s nervous system reacted and responded to it. The researchers then administer a drug, or a placebo and re-assess their pain response.

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