Survey finds 22% of consumers replace OTC, prescription drugs with CBD

ince passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, CBD has risen to the forefront of American consciousness as an alternative health and wellness supplement, and research finds that a growing number of consumers are using it to replace their prescription and over-the-counter drugs.

A national January 2019 Consumer Reports survey of more than 4,000 CBD users across the country found that nearly a quarter used CBD to replace OTC drugs such as Tylenol and prescription drugs including opioids, anti-anxiety medications and sleep aids.

Approximately half of survey respondents who took CBD weren’t taking medication when they started using CBD, while 30% used it to supplement their regular medications.
The remaining 22% of consumers used CBD to replace their medications entirely.

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