CBD: What Parents Should Know

CBD is short for cannabidiol, which is a major, non-psychoactive component of marijuana, but can also be extracted from hemp. Most CBD oils are legal in New Jersey and has recently become a new fad that a lot of people are engaging in.

According to Healthline, CBD is said to relieve pain. We naturally have an endocannabinoid system in our bodies that helps to regulate everyday functions like sleep and pain by producing cannabinoids, a neurotransmitter. CBD enters this system and enhance the natural neurotransmitters.

Aside from pain, CBD has been said to assist in treatment with those with anxiety and depression. Studies have shown that even animals have found reprieve while using CBD. The advantage of CBD is that it is found to be less addictive than the average anti-anxiety medicine and antidepressants.

But is CBD really safe? Not all CBD is legal. If it is derived from marijuana, it is only legal in states where marijuana is legal, but if it is derived from hemp then it is legal in every state and can sold be almost anywhere. CBD has been known to interact with certain medications, also, so make sure to check with a doctor before taking.

Some additional side effects include diarrhea, changes in appetite, and fatigue. There are also not many regulations, leading a lot up to the discretion of the company in regard to sourcing, what concentration, and what else is in it.