Cannabidiol (CBD) has risen in popularity in recent years and is now available in stores, bars, and medical marijuana dispensaries. Its numerous benefits include providing relief from pain, anxiety, and many other medical conditions.

Cannabidiol is extracted from marijuana or hemp but it is different from tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is the chemical in marijuana that is responsible for its psychoactive effects. However, CBD does not have any psychoactive effect.

There are many CBD products on the market including vape liquids and vape additives, oils, tinctures, lotions, bath bombs, cocktails, coffee, gummies and many more.

As we mentioned, CBD has been been found to provide relief for many conditions including chronic pain, cancer, epilepsy, migraine, anxiety, and ADHD. Even the Consumer Reports has published guides on how to shop for CBD and tips for safe CBD use.

CBD is not only good for adults but also for kids. It can help children to focus, sleep, and calm down among other things.

What is CBD to the Public Eye?

The hemp plant has been used medicinally for many years around the world. In 1851, marijuana was classified by the United States Pharmacopeia as a potential medication to treat conditions such as epilepsy, migraines, and pain. Unfortunately, because marijuana and cannabis-related products were considered illegal in the US in 1970, there has not been much research into marijuana. Now, it is classified as a Schedule 1 drug federally.

“The biggest problem is there’s a lot that we still need to know, especially in kids,”
Dr. Paul Mitrani, clinical director at the Child Mind Institute said. The first and the only CBD-infused drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration currently is Epidiolex. It is used to treat a rare and severe form of epilepsy in patients that are two years of age and older.

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Is it Really Safe?

The World Health Organization has acknowledged the explosion in “unsanctioned” medical uses of CBD. The WHO reported that “CBD is generally well tolerated with a good safety profile.” Any adverse effects could be a result of interactions between CBD and other medications.

There is no risk of possible abuse or dependence of CBD. The WHO revealed that several clinical trials have shown its effectiveness for dealing epilepsy.

If you plan to use CBD for your child, consult a doctor.