With the recent legalization of marijuana in Massachusetts, the cannabis industry has been booming. CBD or cannabidiol products haven’t only been used for recreation, but many believe that these oils, gummies and topicals may serve as natural remedies for the fol:
Additionally, many individuals have confidence that CBD products may help those who suffer from autism or other neurobehavioral disorders, easing hypersensitivities to things, such as light and sound.
But, do they work?
Unfortunately, many are unaware that CBD products have not been scientifically proven to aid any of the above symptoms. In fact, CBD isn’t yet a fully FDA-approved product, and the FDA is fighting back against those companies that advertise products that are unauthorized.
Consumers often think it’s formally regulated and that all products are quality checked prior to selling. Because of this, the products available for purchase may not be 100% CBD or could be inconsistent.
Additionally, some CBD products may contain higher levels of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) than others. THC is the ingredient in marijuana that causes the “high” feeling after use. Thus, the more THC in a CBD product, the more likely it is for an individual who doesn’t use marijuana to test positive on a drug screening. Keep in mind that medical marijuana and CBD products aren’t valid explanations for a positive screening.
As always, it’s vital to properly research any remedy or medication prior to usage. Remember to talk with your doctor to help find the best options for your health and wellness.
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