CBD - Is it Legal?
Isn’t it ironic that you head into the pharmacy for pick-up, and get more than you bargained for in new symptoms? Wait, did I just go to get a cure for one thing and learn that I may now have to take more medication for my medication? Ever heard those commercials where they detail the medication and give you a list of a few other things to worry about? Well, there’s talk around town about an alternative to your over-the-counter “cures” or prescribed medicines that tend to introduce more concerns than an actual antidote. Between the pharmacy lines and refills, you may have occasionally considered home remedies, but have you ever heard about cannabidiol (CBD)?
CBD is the active ingredient that is related to the cannabis plant, and most people have experienced a myriad of pain-relieving properties1 by using it. The two most discussed cannabinoids are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and CBD, but there is a distinct difference between the two compounds. THC has psychoactive properties that affect the mind, while CBD does not. In other words, CBD does not give you the “high” effects. There is ongoing research on CBD concerning its benefits and information describing which acute illnesses it can help to heal.
So, what else do studies suggest about CBD? I’m glad you asked. Nabiximols is apart of the cannabis plant and has been proven2 to alleviate muscle spasms for people with multiple sclerosis. It can be administered in various ways, but the most popular is via an oral spray. I can taste the healing already! And get this, the FDA approved Epidiolex3, a prescription medicine which contains CBD, for the treatment of severe seizures. Of course, scientists have tested the effectiveness of Epidiolex through placebo-controlled groups and concluded that CBD appears to reduce the effects of medical concerns. Imagine having a medical condition that affects your daily living, and now being able to explore a better alternative, without those side effects.
We are becoming more aware of things that are better for our bodies, and as we learn more, it becomes harder to swallow the truth, even if it means completely healing. I’m sure you’re wondering by now, “maybe I should look more into this”, as this symptom-free medical relief may be something of interest. As health is important and so is the conversation, contact me today, and let's talk CBD!