“CBD is extremely anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective. A normal person may use it to prevent conditions such as arthritis or even topically to prevent acne breakouts,” Dr. Shivani Amin, a physician and cannabis expert who is a member of the AMMPA (American Medical Marijuana Physicians Association), says. “I think CBD shows great promise for the future. It all boils down to educating the public about the correct usage and understanding the plant better.”
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Price of cannabis per gram in the United Kingdom 2018, by scenario
Average sales price of high-THC and high-CBD cannabis products in the United States from 2014 to 2019 (in U.S. dollars)
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Legal cannabis market revenue in Europe 2020-2024
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Don’t take CBD oil if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding. The American Academy of Pediatrics advises pregnant women to avoid marijuana because of the potential risks to a baby’s development. Although the effects of CBD itself are unclear, CBD does pass through the placenta.
Outside of these two disorders, CBD's effectiveness in treating seizures is uncertain. Even with Epidiolex, it's unclear if the anti-seizure effects are from CBD or some other factor.
In June 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Epidiolex, a CBD oral solution.
As such, some of these health claims are better supported by research than others.
Scientists believe CBD reduces nerve pain by binding to receptors in the brain that control the speed at which nerve signals pass between nerve cells.
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CBD oil may treat pain, lower anxiety, and stimulate appetite the same way that marijuana does, but without affecting your mental state. CBD might also help treat some types of seizures.
The researchers reported that CBD showed promise in treating people with opioid, cocaine, or psychostimulant addiction.