This article discusses the general consensus to the relationship between CBD/Cannabis to the decrease in opioid use, opioid overdose, and opioid overdose deaths.
"In 38 different published randomized clinical trials, “71% concluded that cannabinoids had empirically demonstrable and significant pain-relieving effects"
"51% of seniors experienced an improved quality of life after trying CBD" - Reasons for CBD use chronic pain, poor sleep quality, arthritis, anxiety, stress, general soreness/stiffness, depression, chronic medical condition, PTSD symptoms, high blood pressure & more.
"The data indicates that Topical CBD application has therapeutic potential for relief of arthritis pain‐related behaviors and inflammation without evident side‐effects." Or in other words; the future for arthritis relief is looking promising through these scientific studies.
CBD may be beneficial to the cardiovascular system, as cannabinoid's have these anti-inflammatory and antioxidative effects. These effects have shown that they may have the ability to lower blood pressure and quell inflammation. These results are viewed through a 2017 published paper that go more in-depth about cannabinoids in health and disease.