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The emerging role of cannabidiol (CBD) products; a survey exploring the public's use and perceptions of CBD

Bhamra, Sukvinder, Desai, Ankita, Imani-Berendjestanki, Parmis, Horgan, Maeve (2021) The emerging role of cannabidiol (CBD) products; a survey exploring the public's use and perceptions of CBD. Phytotherapy Research, . ISSN 0951-418X. (doi:10.1002/ptr.7232) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:89626)

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The market value of cannabidiol (CBD) is growing as people seek holistic ways of managing their health. The aim of this study was to explore the public's perceptions and use of CBD products, including where products were sourced, knowledge transfer and opinions on quality, safety and efficacy of CBD products. An online questionnaire was distributed via social and professional networks, in addition to face-to-face data collection days, which employed convenience and snowball sampling methods. A total of 597 participant responses were analysed, of which 10.9% (n = 65) claimed to use CBD products for a range of ailments, including anxiety and pain. CBD products were bought from healthcare stores, vape stores, pharmacies and online. Of those who did not personally use CBD (n = 532), 35% claimed they would like to try it. A positive attitude towards the safety and efficacy of CBD was attributed to CBD being a natural product. The study highlighted that the public continue to seek natural alternatives to supplement and maintain their health; hence, the popularity of CBD continues to rise. The lack of clinical evidence and regulation of CBD needs to be addressed to facilitate safe and effective use of CBD.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1002/ptr.7232
Uncontrolled keywords: cannabidiol, cannabis, ethnopharmacology, mental health, pain, wellbeing
Subjects: H Social Sciences
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Medway School of Pharmacy
Depositing User: Sukvinder Bhamra
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2021 08:45 UTC
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2022 23:13 UTC
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