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“For example, there’s uncertainty as to whether CBD alone is useful for epilepsy compared to CBD-rich cannabis extracts,” says Patel. The most compelling evidence is for certain medication-resistant childhood epilepsy syndromes; the US Food and Drug Administration recently approved the use of a drug containing CBD called Epidiolex. But that’s treating specific syndromes that only constitute 5 per cent of epilepsy cases in the US; for alleviating other types of epilepsy, CBD has been shown to be no more effective than a placebo.

‘From The Dea’S Perspective, Cbd Is Still A Schedule I Substance’

En EspañolParents are giving it to kids to combat anxiety and other problems. In the hope that it will improve the conditions listed previously, mainly anxiety. In one study, subjects who dropped CBD before public speaking reported less anxiety than those who popped a placebo.

That’s not to say it doesn’t work on other types – just that there’s no evidence at present to definitively say it does either. It could be, but there’s enough evidence of risks and side effects to cause concern.

It’s thought that CBD itself is likely safe for consumption, whether taken orally or vaped in its pure form. The problem lies mostly in the CBD vape additives that are commonly used in CBD oil vaping liquids.

The “preclinical” evidence “conclusively demonstrates CBD’s efficacy in reducing anxiety behaviors relevant to multiple disorders,” Dr. Blessing wrote. Those include generalized anxiety disorder, PTSD, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder and OCD. In 2015 a group of researchers led by Esther Blessing, PhD, of New York University, investigated the potential of CBD for treating anxiety. In a review of 49 studies, they found promising results and the need for more study.

(They didn’t know what they’d taken.) Again though, the evidence, while promising, is very much preliminary. Where proof does exist, it’s sometimes for cannabis as a whole, not CBD in isolation.

  • In the US there is currently no regulation on the products manufacturing, and while the FDA consistently cracks down on false claims, and brands that break the laws, there is always ground for a break in trust.
  • As the consumer, it is your responsibility to know your local, state and federal laws before making any purchases.
  • Whatever your views may be on the subject of marijuana, it has some very interesting history.
  • We’ve mentioned a few times where a lot of responsibility falls on the brand.

Since CBD use — especially for kids — is a still so new, few people are familiar with dosing for children, so determining how much to give your child would be tricky. Clinical doses versus what you might find at a coffeehouse could vary dramatically.

Several instances of hospitalizations likely due to CBD vaping have been recorded. Over 30 patients were admitted to a North Carolina hospital with health concerns related to the use of CBD vapors . This means that, in many cases, it’s difficult to know what’s actually in your vape juice – and what it might be doing to your body.