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According to the US National Institute of Health, more than 130 people in the country die every day after overdosing on opioids, including prescription painkillers like fentanyl. And in 2018, the number of total apparent opioid-related deaths across the border in Canada was 4,460, bringing the death rate to 12 per 100,000 for that year .
According to a US report called “The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research”, researchers found that CBD is an effective treatment for chronic pain. And another study, published in the “Journal of Experimental Medicine” also supports these results, indicating that CBD is effective in tackling pain and inflammation .
While it’s still early days for research into the potential therapeutic effects of CBD, initial results and personal accounts from sufferers both look promising.
 National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2019.
 The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research”, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; Health and Medicine Division; Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice; Committee on the Health Effects of Marijuana: An Evidence Review and Research Agenda.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2017.
 Medicinal Cannabis Network, 2019.
 Journal of Experimental Medicine, 2012.