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Despite the large number of social opportunities both on and off campus, it’s also very common for students to experience loneliness and isolation.
A survey from 2018 found that 63 per cent of students felt overwhelming anxiety throughout the school year. Twenty-three per cent of these students said that they had been diagnosed by a medical professional or were receiving medical treatment for anxiety.
The survey conducted on Syracuse University co-eds shows the compound caters to a variety of needs, ranging from manageable levels of anxiety to sports-related injuries.
Freshman Isea Kelley told lohud.com that she began using CBD as treatment for pains and injuries sustained while running cross-country and track and field. During her senior year, she also turned to CBD to treat anxiety and stress.
“I’m not anxious enough to ever need prescription medication, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have anxiety and stress issues and I need things to help deal with that,” Kelley said.
Other students report that CBD feels like a safe option, one that treats a variety of symptoms, but that doesn’t get them high, a turn-off for many. It also helps that CBD is a significantly cheaper option than some of the pain medications that doctors normally prescribe.