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CBD is the second most prevalent active ingredient in marijuana that exerts no effects of abuse or dependence potential, according to the World Health Organisation. Studies to date have found a broad range of uses for the plant, from the treatment of pain to psychological conditions. A growing area of interest in medical circles is the ability of CBD to quell high blood pressure.

Research conducted in 2020 suggested CBD may have vasodilatory effects in human and rat arteries, meaning it may help the artery vessels expand.

Last year, a study published in JCI Insight reinforced these findings while assessing the effects of CBD on nine healthy male volunteers given 600 mg of the compound.

According to their data, researchers determined “that acute administrations of CBD reduce resting blood pressure and the blood pressure increase to stress in humans”.

Research published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, however, proposed that the blood pressure-lowering effects of CBD may be short-lived.

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In 2020, the journal reported a study of 26 males that found significant effects with acute CBD dosing but not with repeated doses.

“Compared to placebo, CBD significantly reduces resting mean arterial pressure after acute dosing, but not after repeated dosing,” noted the study authors.

They concluded that CBD reduced blood pressure at rest after a single dose but that the effect…

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