One of the most published and promoted uses of Cannabidiol (CBD), a cannabinoid (or phytocannabinoid) in the cannabis plant, is to treat epilepsy and seizure disorders in children.
Since CBD does not cause the psychoactive ‘high’ that THC does, it is an exciting and promising alternative to the much-promoted THC component of cannabis. There are now hundreds of articles and research studies showing evidence of safety, tolerability, and efficacy of Cannabidiol.
Many publications refer to CBD from ‘marijuana’, however, CBD can also come from hemp (when it is a genetically superior strain with high levels of CBD). Hemp is regulated through State Departments of Agriculture and is legally chartered to be grown in several States through the 2014 Farm Bill. So, CBD from hemp is already legal to purchase and sell in all 50 States.
Orrin Devinsky, MD, and professor of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry and director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at NYU Langone, stated that:
‘We are very encouraged by our trial results showing that CBD was safe and well-tolerated for most patients, and that seizures dropped significantly,’ says Devinsky. ‘But before we raise hopes for families who regularly deal with the devastation of treatment-resistant epilepsy, more research, including further studies through our ongoing randomised controlled trial, are needed to definitively recommend CBD as a treatment to patients with uncontrolled seizures.’
While more studies are done, many individuals are starting to research and experiment for themselves, to see if a CBD-rich hemp product can be of benefit to their health and quality of life. Just be sure and ask these four critical questions about your product. Since this product comes from a naturally occurring plant, with no negative psychoactive effects, That’s Natural is excited for the continued acceptance and promotion of it – that is Medicine Freedom.
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