CBD for treating tobacco addiction?
By José Carlos Bouso
José Carlos Bouso is a clinical psychologist and a doctor of pharmacology. His areas of interest are psychopharmacology and the therapeutic properties of entactogens, psychedelics and cannabis. He has conducted therapeutic research with MDMA, pharmacological research with several substances of plant and synthetic origin and has also performed studies on the long-term neuropsychological effects of substances such as cannabis, ayahuasca and cocaine. He is author of the book “Qué son las drogas de síntesis” [What are synthetic drugs?], and co-author of “¿La marihuana como medicamento? Los usos médicos y terapéuticos del cannabis y los cannabinoides” [Marihuana as medicine? The medical and therapeutic uses of cannabis and cannabinoids] and “Ayahuasca y salud” [Ayahuasca and health]. His research has been published in scientific journals. He is currently the director of scientific projects at Fundación ICEERS.
Although cannabis has long been considered as a “drug of abuse”, in recent years an increasing number of studies published in the biomedical literature indicate that either the plant itself or some of its compounds may be of use in treating addictions. For example, a recent review sets out the current evidence on the involvement of the endocannabinoid system in modulating addictive behaviour, looking at the results of research with animals on the potential role of some cannabinoids in treating psychostimulant addiction 1 . More specifically, there is evidence to indicate that pharmaceuticals that are CB2 receptor agonists may be of use in treating cocaine addiction 2 . Certain observational studies have also been published showing that cannabis may be a substitute for more dangerous drugs, including alcohol 3 . Finally, another recent review compiled current studies focusing on the possible properties of CBD (cannabidiol) as an intervention for addictive disorders 4 . This article will review the current evidence for considering cannabis in general, and CBD in particular, as a possible aid for quitting smoking.
Tobacco in figures
According to a report published in 2014 by the World Health Organisation (WHO) 5 , tobacco smoke contains more than 7,000 chemical substances, of which at least 250 are known to be harmful for health and at least 69 are known to cause cancer. According to this report, the spectrum of medical problems that can be caused by smoking include: shortness of breath, exacerbated asthma, respiratory infections, cancer (larynx, oropharynx, oesophagus, trachea, bronchus, lung, acute myeloid leukaemia, stomach, pancreas, kidney, ureter, colon, cervix, and bladder), coronary heart disease, heart attacks, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, osteoporosis, blindness, cataracts, periodontitis, aortic aneurysm, atherosclerotic peripheral vascular disease, hip fractures, infertility and impotence.
According to another WHO study, tobacco continues to be the principal preventable cause of death in the world, killing approximately 6 million people each year and causing economic losses estimated at over half a trillion dollars 6 . The latest report of the Global Tobacco Surveillance System, which gathers data from 22 countries representing nearly 60% of the world’s population, shows that there are approximately 1,300 million smokers in those countries, of whom 205 million had made some attempt to quit smoking in the last 12 months 7 . According to the American Cancer Society, only 4-7% of people are capable of giving up smoking in any given attempt without medicines or other help while around 25% of smokers using medication manage to stay smoke-free for over 6 months. Psychological counselling and other types of emotional support can boost success rates higher than medicines alone 8 .
Nicotine addiction or tobacco habit?
Although the accepted theory on drug addiction appears to be that it is a chronic, often relapsing brain disease that causes compulsive drug seeking and use, causing a deterioration in control of consumption despite harmful consequences to the addicted individual and to those around him or her 9 , an ever larger number of experts are beginning to challenge this view of addiction as a brain disease 10 . At least two studies have found that the percentage of people who recover from their addiction throughout their lives is, in nearly all cases, over 80% 11 . The results of these studies also indicate that tobacco addiction is the one of the forms of addiction with the lowest cessation rates.
One of these reasons may be the extent to which conventional wisdom in our society ascribes tobacco addiction to the pharmacological effects of nicotine. If attributing addiction to the substance used is a problem for understanding drug addiction in general, in the case of tobacco addiction it becomes especially paradigmatic. The problem with drug addiction in general, and tobacco addiction in particular, is, as we have explained, the problem tends to be attributed to a disorder of the brain caused by a pharmacological agent, when at the base of all addictive behaviour, what is actually introduced is a habit. And this habit is established, not so much by the effects of the substance itself, as by the behaviours involved in seeking and consuming the substance. And it is these habits, as forms of conduct, that are difficult to correct. Indeed, in the specific case of nicotine it is very difficult to train animal models to be addicted to the substance. And as we have seen, the rates of tobacco cessation by pharmacological means (including patches, gum and any other nicotine-based pharmaceutical preparation) are distressingly low 12 . Therefore, of all the reasons for which tobacco proves addictive for so many people, the fact that it contains nicotine is probably the least significant. It is precisely the fact that it is a habit, which is generally established over a long time –in most cases over several years– that makes it so difficult to correct. As humans, we establish our everyday behaviour by means of habits and the more ingrained a habit is, the more difficult it is to change. This is all the more true, insofar as the habit –as in the case of tobacco– offers such versatility for that the individual can indulge it when engaged in an animated conversation, in a state of depression or when waiting for a bus – in short, in nearly every aspect of his or her life, except sleep. This versatility and generalisation make the habit of smoking so especially difficult to correct.
Vaping cannabis as an alternative to smoking tobacco
As cannabis users increasingly become aware of the health dangers of smoking, some of them are trying to replace the smoking of cannabis (which involves combustion) with vaping (which does not). Indeed, it is well known that the risks of smoking derive precisely from the combustion of the material smoked, rather than the products smoked. Even so, surveys on preferred methods of consumption indicate that the immense majority (more than 90%) of cannabis users still prefer smoking, even though they recognise that vaping is the most effective way of reducing the harm 13 . Even in states like California, whose citizens are famous for their worship of healthy lifestyles, the preferred means of consuming cannabis in medicinal marijuana dispensaries is by smoking (86.1% of those interviewed), far ahead of vaping (used by 21.8%) 14 . These results may be somewhat skewed by the fact that so many of those surveyed started out as tobacco consumers who when they subsequently began to use cannabis, also preferred to smoke it. It is also well-known that many consumers manage to give up smoking not only “joints” but also tobacco when they start vaping cannabis. In a recent letter to the journal Addiction, Hindocha et al. set out a series of examples in which vaping cannabis is accompanied by a reduction in tobacco consumption. According to these researchers: “ there could be reason to be optimistic about the potential of vaporizers. If vaporizers can reduce cannabis and tobacco co-administration, the outcome could be a reduction of tobacco use/dependence among cannabis users and a resultant reduction in harms associated with cannabis. Indeed, if vaping cannabis becomes commonplace in the future, the next generation of cannabis users might never be exposed to nicotine or tobacco in the first place” 15 .
Use of CBD in treating the tobacco habit
CBD is in vogue. Whereas in the 1990s seed companies vied to obtain the strain with most THC, they are now competing for more narcotic varieties – in other words, those with the highest CBD content. We don’t know the reason for this change: whether cannabis consumers have grown tired of such a strong high (THC concentrations in Dutch marijuana have been falling by 0.22% per year since 2005 16 ); whether it is a result of the industry’s marketing campaigns attributing the medicinal effects of cannabis to CBD; whether it simply reflects a market in which consumers want a varied product offering different experiences depending on what they are looking for at any specific time, or whether it is combination of all of these factors, or even some other reason. One other possible reason is the fashion for CBD oils which –albeit the labels do no state as much– also contain sufficient quantities of THC to possibly cause a consumer to test positive in a roadside saliva test. Moreover, for reasons we shall not go into here, the legality of these oils is decidedly dubious.
The way CBD acts on the endocannabinoid system is not yet fully understood. Indeed, some articles discuss mechanisms of action that others ignore altogether, and vice versa. I will therefore leave it to readers to search for the mechanism of action of CBD. A recent review on the possible role of CBD as an anti-addictive pharmaceutical, quoted above 17 , after appraising this mechanism of action, concludes that “CBD has been associated with many neural circuits involved in the acquisition of addiction and subsequent drugseeking behaviors, making it an interesting pharmacological candidate to treat substance-use disorders”.
Only one study has researched the role of CBD as a treatment for addiction to tobacco smoking. In a pilot clinical study, the effectiveness of CBD was compared against a placebo in treatment of tobacco addiction. (A pilot study is one with a small number of subjects, used to test a working hypothesis before moving on to a larger, and therefore more economically costly, sample). It was double blind (neither researchers nor subjects knew who received what treatment), randomised (patients were assigned one or other treatment at random) and placebo controlled (the active pharmaceutical was compared with an inactive one). 24 subjects were recruited who smoked more than 10 cigarettes per day and given an inhaler to be used whenever they felt the urge to smoke. Twelve subjects (6 females) received an inhaler containing CBD and the other twelve (6 females) received an inhaler with a placebo. Treatment lasted one week. During this time, they recorded their cravings for tobacco and anxiety on a daily basis. A follow-up interview was conducted 21 days after treatment. Following the treatment week, cigarette consumption in the CBD group had fallen by 40%, a significant contrast with the placebo group, but these differences were not kept up after 21 days. Both groups reported the same reduction in craving and anxiety over the 7 days the treatment lasted, but, again, by day 21 they had returned to the initial conditions. The authors conclude: “the preliminary data presented here suggest that CBD may be effective in reducing cigarette use in tobacco smokers, however larger scale studies, with longer follow-up are warranted to gauge the implications of these findings. These findings add to a growing literature that highlights the importance of the endocannabinoid system in nicotine addiction” 18 .
In their article, the authors of the study offer a series of explanations, based on the effects of CBD on the Endocannabinoid system, which might explain the results. These include the action of CBD on CB1 receptors (as a weak reverse agonist), and its properties as an inhibitor of the enzyme that breaks down the anandamide (FAAH). These actions may be related to a reduction in the boosting properties of nicotine. They also offer some speculation on psychological causes, such as the possible action of CBD in reducing attention on contextual cues that may be involved in maintenance of nicotine consumption.
However, there are doubts that remain to be clarified. As explained, in this study, reported tobacco craving fell by the same amount in the CBD and placebo groups, as did anxiety levels. These scores were taken once a day, but not after the inhaler was used in response to the desire to smoke a cigarette. It is possible that in general terms the placebo is capable of reducing the desire for consumption and anxiety, since the scores had normalised by the 21-day follow-up assessment, when neither group was using the device. Perhaps the CBD, by acting as an anxiolytic 19 , might be a substitute treatment for progressively quitting tobacco, due to the fact that the subject is not as anxious. This study did not assess the possible anxiolytic effect following inhalations. Nonetheless, this pilot study provides more evidence that tobacco addiction is more a habit than a pharmacological effect of nicotine. If tobacco addiction were a matter of nicotine addiction, after a week, when the desire for consumption had already disappeared and where the number of cigarettes –and therefore the nicotine– has been considerably reduced, there would be no reason for the withdrawal symptoms to reappear, inducing subjects to start smoking tobacco again. Finally, as we saw in the previous section, many people quit smoking when they start vaping. It is therefore possible that cannabis and/or CBD inhaled by some means other than smoking might be of use for people who want to quit smoking. As Morgan and collaborators conclude, more studies are necessary in this regard. What does seem clear is that smoking, more than an addiction to a drug (nicotine), is a habit, and like all habits, its interruption causes anxiety. In this regard, replacing tobacco with vaporised cannabis and/or CBD may be a useful substitute measure, although this requires more evidence before it can be confirmed.
Although cannabis has long been considered as a “drug of abuse”, in recent years an increasing number of studies published in the biomedical literature indicate that either the plant itself or some of its compounds may be of use in treating addictions. For example, a recent review sets out the current evidence on the involvement of the endocannabinoid system in modulating
The Best CBD Oils for Addiction – 2020 Ranking
The first thing we want to say is that if you are struggling with addiction, you are not alone. In 2010, it was reported that one in ten Americans over the age of 12 deal with addiction as well, that’s almost 24 million people. Sadly, those rates have only continued to go up since then. This is a serious problem that many people are fighting right now.
Some of the statistics surrounding addiction are staggering. Addiction costs this country billions of dollars because of crime, healthcare, and so on. Casual alcoholism is on the rise among young people and more than 95% of people who receive treatment for alcohol don’t believe that they need it. No matter how you look at it, the truth remains that millions of Americans are struggling with harmful substances and they’re doing it on their own.
“The Opioid Crisis” are words that everyone is familiar with, and that is the big focus in the country at the moment. Most states are advocating against obtaining opioid medications for pain at all, citing the fact that it only takes three days to become dependent. However, there are a plethora of other substances that people get addicted to. Many of them are drugs used to treat addiction in the first place.
Abstinence-only approaches to addiction have been proven to be ineffective. American Addiction Centers reported that Alcoholics Anonymous, an abstinence program for alcoholics, only works in roughly 8-12% of participants. In fact, harm reduction initiatives such as needle exchange programs have been shown to produce better results across the board. Policy in America is a long way away from allowing this to become a reality nationwide; most places take those who are addicted to dangerous drugs and provide them with safer alternatives to their drug of choice in an effort to curb addiction but that doesn’t work either. Dependence on Suboxone or Methadone is not ideal for many people.
CBD for Addiction
When posed the question “how can you protect yourself against addiction?” most people have the same answer: avoid pharmaceuticals. That’s because many of the drugs people are addicted to are pharmaceuticals, and of course, plenty of them have side effects like anxiety and depression, which are contributing factors to addiction. It’s a seemingly endless cycle.
A new question to ask is “how can CBD help addiction?” More and more people are turning to plant medicine. Plant medicine was used for thousands of years before traditional medication and they will likely exist until the end of time. Many plants interact with our bodies, particularly our nervous system, and take natural actions in our body to help ease our ailments and improve our health.
Another great thing about plant medicine is that it rarely has side effects. CBD is one of the plant medicines that has no side effects and can help alleviate many of the symptoms that lead to addiction or are associated with coming down from drugs. While the symptoms and causes for addiction are going to vary from person to person, some of the most common problems associated with addiction that CBD helps with include:
- physical pain
If you’d like to find out what CBD products might work for you, check out the following.
The 10 Best CBD Oils for Addiction
1. Cannabidiol Life
Cannabidiol Life makes it their practice to provide only the highest quality products through the best extraction method according to their evidence from third-party testing. According to CBD Life, their top picks for extraction are cradling and Supercritical CO2. Both ensure the extraction of “full spectrum” CBD rather than just pulling out one compound on its own. Generally, CBD oil taken as a tincture is an overall effective treatment for addiction as CBD tinctures slowly build in the system. This leads to a longer lasting and slow incremental change. Because of that, we recommend Cannabidiol Life’s CBD Oil. This particular oil comes in 750 mg, 1,500 mg, and 3,000 mg strengths. CBD Life states that their 3,000 mg tincture is that highest dosage in that kind of product available on the web today.
Depression and anxiety are often comorbid with addiction and if this is something you’re currently facing, you may want to start with a stronger dose of CBD oil. Cannabidiol activates the 5-HT1A serotonin receptor to help with anxiety, addiction, appetite, sleep, and can even relieve withdrawal symptoms like nausea and vomiting. With that said, everyone is going to have different needs when it comes to CBD dose. You should start at a low dose and work your way up. If you are looking to taper off of a powerful chemically enhanced opiate, a stronger dose of CBD may be where you should start because your body is used to a stronger chemical response to the pain you’re feeling.
If you are that individual who started with pharmaceutical pain pills like oxycodone due to physical pain, we agree that you should seek out a safer alternative. If oral CBD products aren’t what you’re interested in, we would recommend treating the pain acutely with Soothe Balm. In addition to the highly therapeutic benefits of CBD, this formula includes other naturally calming botanicals including arnica, lavender, St. John wort, calendula, and comfrey root. The combined efforts of these powerful plants make for potent and acute relief from physical pain without side effects and a lifetime of addiction.
- Product Types: Tincture, Vape Liquid, Capsules, Edibles, Isolates, Crystals, Wax, Water
- Our Recommended Product for Addiction:CBD OIL 3,000 mg for relief of the anxiety, depression, and nausea that may accompany addiction and CBD Soothe Balm for acute relief from physical pain.
2. Pure Hemp Botanicals
Pure Hemp Botanicals is passionate about the purity of their products. CBD is a booming industry but, as it is, it is not very regulated. Pure Hemp Botanicals came up with their own answer the that problem and seeks to allay customer concerns in their own way. Consumers have access to a first-hand experience with a video tour of the facilities and of course, published lab tests results for each batch. Customers can follow the process from soil to oil.
Their non-GMO source hemp is organically cultivated in Colorado, and subjected to a gentle, full-spectrum extraction process before being compounded into potent and high-quality teas, capsules, vape liquids, and tinctures. They offer a wide range of products to help individuals with a myriad of addictions. For instance, those who are looking to quit smoking and remain smoke-free may benefit from vaping their product. The tea contains other natural botanicals that are known to relieve acute anxiety and help with calming the mind and body including hibiscus, chamomile, and lavender which is said to help with racing thoughts, and chronic anxiety.
The company also offers a full spectrum tincture for long-lasting relief from anxiety and depression as well as continual regulation of sleep to combat insomnia that often accompanies the intake of harmful drugs like amphetamines.
- Product Types: Tincture, Softgels, Capsules, Mints, Crystals, Vape Liquid, Tea
- Our Recommended Product for Addiction:CBD Vape, for general calm; for relief from insomnia the hibiscus tea; and for long-lasting relief from anxiety and depression try the CBD Tincture.
3. CBD Drip
CBD Drip wants to be known not only for its transparency but also for its quality and accessibility. Their source hemp is pesticide-free, European-grown, Non-GMO, CO2 Extracted, and full-spectrum. If you suffer with addiction accompanied by anxiety one of the best methods to help treat this problem is through a CBD oil like this one, guaranteed pure full-spectrum plant medicine.
From their EcoDrops line we recommend Dream. This “custom-crafted” blend includes the relaxing and defrazzling botanicals lavender, valerian, and roman chamomile. This is a great blend for treating insomnia, but can be used for general calming as well. Another option is the company’s unflavored CBD oil, which can be vaped, and comes in strengths of 14.5 mg, 58 mg, 140 mg, 500 mg, and 750 mg.
Vaping is another great option for individuals looking for quick relief from intense craving. This can be used regularly to help when tapering off of any drug. Naturally, this is an effective use for individuals who are looking to stop smoking. If you don’t want to taste your CBD, CBD Drip’s CBD capsules are another good choice. They are both vegan and gluten-free. Each potent capsule each contains 30 mg of multi-cannabinoid, full-spectrum hemp extract.
- Product Types: Oral Drops, Capsules, Vape Liquid
- Our Recommended Product for Addiction:CBD Oil and Vape Liquid, Dream EcoDrops, and capsules. You’ll have to adjust the dose according to your needs
For Endoca, CBD is more than a product, it’s a calling. This family-run CBD company grows and harvests their own organic hemp on a sustainable permaculture farm, using self-built equipment. The company is even developing a self-sufficient village to support its eco-friendly processing and manufacturing plant. The company runs a charitable foundation to supply CBD to individuals and families in need, operates a seed bank, a meditation and collaborative wellness center, and more. This is a company passionate about wellness, of people and the planet we live on.
Endoca CBD products match their ethics bringing only the highest quality products, closely overseen from soil to oil. The hemp used to make their products is organically grown in Denmark, an area known for low pollution. Third-party lab testing is just another practice that makes Endoca shine where consumers may view results through the Endoca website. Of their many products, the best CBD for addiction is Endoca’s CBD oil oral drops. Each of these products is cold-extracted, containing terpenes, vitamins, ketones, amino acids, and co-nutrients, and is available in strengths of 300 mg, and 1500 mg.
- Product Types: Tincture, Drops, Capsules, Suppositories, Ovules, Crystals, Salves, Body Butter, Chewing Gum
- Our Recommended Product for Addiction:CBD Oil drops with dosage based on user’s level of CBD oil experience.
5. Charlotte’s Web
Charlotte’s Web gets its name from Charlotte, a young girl who made a dramatic recovery from a rare and debilitating seizure disorder. Charlotte so inspired the Stanley Brothers that they started this line of CBD products. Charlotte’s Web’s line of commercial CBD tinctures, capsules, and topicals use the same proprietary strain of source hemp but are uniquely formulated to address common issues like inflammation, fatigue, and anxiety.
All are made from hemp grown organically and sustainable in Colorado and subjected to broad-spectrum extraction, which preserves the full entourage of beneficial plant compounds. Their CBD tincture is an excellent choice for those who suffer from addiction as well as for individuals who are looking to come down from and abstain from addictive substances. The formula comes in mint and chocolate flavors and helps the body maintain a sense of calm, regulate sleep, and regulates the central nervous system.
Today it is common practice to prescribe harmful and dangerous pharmaceuticals for pain relief. CW has a powerful alternative. Topical creams are great for acute instances of pain or inflammation. In addition to CBD, the cream contains many natural botanicals to aid with relief from pain such as arnica oil, a homeopathic pain reliever. Additionally, the cinnamon found in the cream helps warm and relax the muscles.
- Product Types: Capsule, Tincture, Balm, Cream
- Our Recommended Product for Addiction:CBD Oil or for those suffering from physical pain and inflammation, CBD topicals. Remember to adjust the dose according to your needs.
6. Kat’s Naturals
Kat’s Naturals offers a full spectrum premium CBD Hemp Oil. Their flagship product is “Heal” and it is definitely one of the best CBD oil products readily available in the US. The company sources their hemp from Northern Europe, a region known for low pollution and optimal growing conditions.
The industrial hemp is then subjected to a rigorous CO2 extraction method and compounded into a 99% pure CBD isolate. Each bottle is full of cannabinoids like CBD that help to regulate the immune system, heal the nervous system, and contains good fats like Omega-3 and Omega-6 help to slow down aging and promote healthy digestion. For those suffering from anxiety and insomnia related to either come down or cravings, you could try Relax.
Relax combines a full spectrum CBD with sweet orange oil and hops. Hops are a bitter sedative that is particularly helpful for insomnia that accompanies exhaustion due to emotional physical or mental pain. Hops may also ease the symptoms of too much stimulation, giving you a chance to truly… well, relax. Both Heal and Relax offer a dopamine boost to help regulate motor control, improve cognition and send positive “rewards” messages to the brain. Dopamine is burnt out in the brain from drug use, particularly stimulants.
If you used to smoke or are trying to quit smoking, definitely try Kat’s vape liquid. Vaping means for rapid release and will help you curb cravings as fast as they come on. Before swallowing heavy and harmful pharmaceuticals for physical pain, you could also give Kat’s Deep Pain Cream a try. Apply directly to the affected area for acute pain relief.
- Product Types: Tinctures, Vape Liquid, Topicals, Edibles
- Our Recommended Product for Anxiety: Heal and Relax CBD Oil blend or deep pain cream with dosage based on user’s level of CBD oil experience.
7. Bluebird Botanicals
Bluebird Botanicals is a principled company that supports organic and sustainable farming. The company has been granted a CGMP designation, offers true support to its employees, and even donates to autism research, homeless outreach, and more. The company also offers discounts to the disabled, veterans, and individuals with low income. They clearly believe in the power their products have to heal, which is something we support wholeheartedly. We also want to mention another accolade the company received. In 2016, Blue Botanicals was named #1 Hemp CBD Company as the 2016 Cannabist Awards.
Bluebird’s oral CBD extracts are a premium long-lasting CBD products for anxiety, with three formulations offered in strengths of 250 mg or 1,000 mg. The “Signature” blend contains the most therapeutic ingredients. This CBD concentrate features hemp extract in hemp oil (containing raw and heated cannabinoids plus steam-distilled hemp terpenes) with added wildcrafted frankincense extract, a botanical known to help induce calm, heal the signs of aging, and reduce general stress as well as negative emotions. We like the Signature Blend for individuals coping with stress related to drug cessation, and for individuals who are looking to curb cravings.
For the fastest relief from anxiety, Bluebird’s CBD 333 mg vape liquid is the preferred choice. Vaping offers the fastest delivery to the bloodstream so it will act fast; however, the effects may not be as long. Additionally, this product is the perfect fit for individuals who are looking to quit or have recently quit drugs inhaled through the lungs, like nicotine. The action of vaping may help stave off those cravings for a cigarette.
We also love that Bluebird Botanicals publishes third-party lab results for every single batch of CBD that passes through their hands.
- Product Types: Tincture, Capsule, Vape Oil, Isolates
- Our Recommended Product for Addiction:CBD Oil extracts, or vape liquid, with your dosage based on your level of CBD oil experience.
8. 4 Corners Cannabis
With over 20,000 hours of CBD research between them, the founders of 4 Corners Cannabis have unparalleled expertise and they have come up with an incredible product. As growers, the company has total control of their products and have worked painstakingly hard to provide you with a full spectrum CBD oil that has what is known as the entourage effect. This is the union of the multiple compounds of a cannabinoid oil.
With this principle in mind, the company works with a CBD-concentrated “super strain” of non-industrial hemp dubbed “Ma’at,” and focuses on a broad-spectrum extraction method that employs gentle “cradling” in organic, food-grade ethanol. Cradling is the most painstaking extraction process with the highest concentration of purity available on the market. To ensure transparency, 4 Corners makes their third-party lab test results for each CBD oil batch public on their website.
Long-term use of drugs can affect the mind and body. Fortunately, 4 Corners makes products to help heal both. For individuals who have experience motor impairment sensory processing issues or anxiety and depression from addiction and long term drug use, we recommend 4 Corners Cannabis oil available in strengths of 250 mg, 500 mg, and 1,000 mg. Be sure to adjust your dose according to your experience with the product and personal needs. As this product must be absorbed through the liver to get through the bloodstream, the product should be taken daily and you will see increased benefits when taken over time. If you are seeking fast relief, vape! Vaping goes straight into the bloodstream through your lungs, which can provide relief in as little as five minutes.
- Product Types: Vape Liquid, Oral Tincture, Salve
- Our Recommended Product for Addiction:CBD Oral Tincture and vape liquid with your dose based on your personal needs.
The founder of Elixinol got his start in 1991 when he launched 9bar, which was a healthy snack bar packed with heart-healthy hemp. Elixinol now sells an array of CBD products, including tinctures, capsules, liposomes, vape liquids, and topical balms. The company prides itself on the fact that all of these products contain the purest CBD possible. Elixinol is always working on expanding and even employs a team of medical professionals to research and develop their product formulations.
The company sources its hemp from farms in Europe, Australia, and America. Once harvest, the company uses a chemical- and heat-free, broad-spectrum CO2 extraction process. This extraction preserves the benefits of CBD better than any other. The company’s standards of testing are impressive also, as they conduct tests both in house and third-party. These tests cover not only potency, but also microbiological contamination, heavy metals, pesticides, and terpene profile. The European-based labs employ equipment and personnel from the pharmaceutical industry, and all test results are posted online alongside product listings to promote customer awareness and trust.
We like their vape and tinctures to help treat symptoms related to addiction. Their CBD products help to promote better sleep, reduced levels of anxiety, immune support, and offer a boost of dopamine. Their Natural Drops reach a strength of 3600 mg! That’s the highest we have seen on the market. If you are looking to quit smoking or have recently quit and need to curb cravings, vaping with CBD gives you the sensation of a cigarette without the harmful chemicals and nicotine all while inducing a sense of calm and bringing balancing relief to the nervous system.
- Product Types:Tincture, Capsules, Liposomes, Spray, Balm
Our Recommended Product for Addiction: CBD Natural Drops, oral delivery “X-Pen”, with dosage based on user’s needs or symptoms.
The Best CBD Oils for Addiction – 2020 Ranking The first thing we want to say is that if you are struggling with addiction, you are not alone . In 2010, it was reported that one in ten Americans