Cannabidiol for Anxiety
Prospective Evaluation of Cannabidiol (CBD) on Anxiety: A Pilot Study
This pilot trial seeks to investigate the effect of 25 mg full-spectrum CBD soft gel capsules (up to a total dosage of 100mg per day) on individuals with diagnosed anxiety. All participants will take CBD soft gel capsules for 12 weeks, and will be assessed at 6 weeks and 12 weeks post-enrollment using measures of anxiety, sleep and perception of change.
Male or female patients 18 years of age or older with a GAD-7 score of 10 or greater Presenting to a participating clinic for initial evaluation for a medical cannabis card Willingness to abstain from the use of all other cannabis products for the trial period (3 months) Not pregnant or planning to become pregnant during the trial period (3 months) Not breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed during the trial period (3 months) No history of cannabis use within 4 weeks of enrollment No history of lifetime cannabis use disorder or other substance use disorders (except: tobacco use disorder) No history of lifetime daily cannabis use No family history of psychosis (e.g., bipolar disorder or schizophrenia) No history of adverse reactions to cannabis No recent changes to prescribed anxiety medications (within the last 1 month) Provision of informed consent