Scientists have found that cannabidiol (CBD) oil can reduce cravings in recovering heroin addicts by up to 300% and make them less anxious or stressed.
The researchers, from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, used Epidiolex in their trial, the GW Pharma medicine which has been approved in the US for treating epilepsy.
Published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, the research led by Dr Yasmin Hurd (pictured) followed on from her past work which found CBD reduced heroin dependency in animals.
It comes amid an opioid epidemic in the US, with almost 400,000 people dying of overdoses from drugs including heroin, morphine and fentanyl since 2000.
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