420 with CNW – Study Shows that Marijuana Ingredient Lowers Public Speaking Anxiety

October 29, 2018 15:20:02

A randomized, double-blind study in Brazil has found that individuals who suffer from public speaking anxiety can be helped by consuming cannabidiol (CBD). The findings of this study were released in the Brazilian Journal of Psychiatry.

Some 57 participants were recruited to take part in this study. These participants were divided into four groups with each group being given a placebo, 150mg, 300mg or 600mg of cannabidiol (CBD).

The researchers asked the participants to watch a short video and then prepare a four-minute speech based on the material in that video.

Those participants were then asked to self-assess on the anxiety levels before, during and after making that speech. The known bio-markers that are affected by public speaking anxiety, such as blood pressure, heart rate and sweating were monitored during those different stages of the presentation.

Previous studies on this same issue had suggested that CBD can mitigate public speaking anxiety depending on the dose given to the individual. The Brazilian research had similar findings.

The results revealed an inverted U when the impact of CBD on anxiety was assessed. The inverted U means that little effect was registered at lower CBD doses and the impact kept increasing until a certain point when higher doses of CBD showed a reducing effect on the “stage fright” experienced by the participants before, during and after the speech.

Specifically speaking, the group which received 150mg of CBD didn’t have any different anxiety markers from the placebo group. Similarly, those who got the higher dose of 600mg of CBD also barely differed from the placebo group.

These results show that additional studies need to be carried out to ascertain the specific “sweet spot” that provides the best effects to those who find it hard to stand before a group and express themselves coherently.

These research findings provide additional avenues through which marijuana can be harnessed to address the different challenges that people face in their day to day lives. Such research also calls for an urgent review of the scheduling of marijuana in many jurisdictions, including at the federal level in the U.S. where the plant is considered as something which doesn’t have any medical value. This categorization makes it hard for researchers to access funding to study this plant, and humanity has lost out on endless benefits during this prohibitionist period.

All isn’t lost, however, as the public is taking matters into its own hands and compelling different states to legalize marijuana through ballot measures. Cannabis companies like Green Hygienics Holdings Inc. (OTC: GRYN) and GreenBox POS, LLC (OTC: GRBX) can only wait for that time when prohibition will be ended once and for all at the federal level.

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