If you have been paying attention to such things, you will know that CBD - or Cannabidiol - oil has some incredible benefits. I’ve been watching the developments over the legalization in many states of hemp products with great interest. It’s been hard to avoid, in fact!
So, I thought I would round up everything I know and give you a quick rundown. Would I use it? I’m not so sure, but I do understand that the symptoms of many medical conditions can be made easier with CBD.
Now before we begin, let’s get one thing out of the way. CBD oil is a cannabis derivative, but it is not like THC, which makes people high. So, if your state allows it, you can try it without fear of hallucinations or fits of the giggles. OK? Right - let’s take a look at some of the medical benefits.
According to plenty of research, CBD plays an active role in helping cancer patients. For a long time, people have been using THC to alleviate their symptoms, but it does come at a price - namely, the feelings of paranoia. CBD oil helps negate those effects, which means that THC can be administered in larger doses without the undesirable effects.
CBD is thought to help with pain relief, meaning it can be taken as part of a program for illness and injury. It has a calming effect, too, so any distress that happens as a result of pain can be relieved, too.
Anyone having treatment for acute conditions can face strong medication that induce sickness. According to the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, CBD can fight against both. It reduces nausea and sickness, and also plays a part in suppressing seizures and convulsions.
As I mentioned before, when people use marijuana to get high, it is often accompanied by paranoia, because of high THC content. However, if it’s marijuana with CBD in there, too, it can reduce these psychotic episodes. So, it makes sense that some studies suggest CBD can have an effect on reducing psychosis in general. Regardless of whether marijuana is part of the picture.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration have given their approval for a CBD trial to go ahead to treat young children with a rare form of epilepsy. While we won’t see the results of the trial for some time, the fact that children are on board says a lot. Paediatric pharmaceuticals are notoriously difficult to test because they can be so dangerous. The fact there is approval mean a lot of smart people will feel there is not much risk.
So there you have it. As you can see, there are some incredible benefits to CBD oil - but there is still a long way to go before we can call it safe. The next few years will be an exciting time as more states allow its use. But, for the moment, it won’t be something you can pick up from your local Walmart - and you should always consult your doctor before trying it out.