Cannabidiol: The Need for More Information About Its Potential Benefits and Side Effects

Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2019 Apr 1;23(2):131-134. doi: 10.1188/19.CJON.131-134.


Consumer demand for cannabidiol (CBD) oil has increased, with growing sales from dispensaries because of the alleged medicinal benefits. Although studies examining the specific therapeutic effects of CBD are increasing, clinical data do not support the popular uses of CBD for Parkinson disease, schizophrenia, cancer palliation and treatment, chronic pain and spasticity, depression, anxiety disorder, insomnia, and inflammation.

Keywords: CBD oil; advanced practice nursing; cannabidiol; cannabinoids.

MeSH terms

  • Anxiety / drug therapy
  • Cannabidiol / adverse effects
  • Cannabidiol / therapeutic use*
  • Depression / drug therapy
  • Humans
  • Information Services
  • Pain Management / methods
  • Parkinson Disease / drug therapy
  • Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders / drug therapy


  • Cannabidiol