Since, it’s legalization in some of the states in the Nation, the medical marijuana industry has been booming. At this point these states, including California don’t even require a medical marijuana card, which was compulsory a couple of years ago. All you need is an ID which states that you are over 21 years of age, but there are also cannabis products targeted towards pets and children. That begs the question: is CBD safe for children? Our answer to that is YES, CBD is safe for children.
There are two different components of cannabis: THC and CBD. THC is the psychoactive component which gives you euphoria and can induce anxiety. CBD, on the other hand, is revered for its medical benefits such as its calming, soothing and Anti-inflammatory properties, without giving you the mental high, which is associated with THC. CBD is well known for it’s medical benefits for the treatment of Anxiety, depression, Glaucoma, Autism, Cancer, HIV, Nausea, diabetes and countless other illnesses.
If your child has ADHD, they can very easily get overstimulated and have problem maintaining focus. CBD can alleviate these symptoms. Other medical benefits of cbd include improved focus, better memory, higher alertness throughout the day,better quality of sleep, and boosted immune function.
We would advise against giving your child access to THC or Sativa strains of cannabis, however, given all the medical research, we can confidently say that CBD is safe for children. To date there is no evidence of recreational use of CBD or any public health-related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.
Recently, a study was conducted on children with Autism by researchers in Israel, lead by Dr. Adi Aran. They found that behavioral outbreaks were very much improved in 61% of the patients with the use of CBD. The anxiety problems were improved 39%, communication problems were improved in 47% of the children. They also found significant positive changes in sleep disturbances, irritability, and loss of appetite.
The method by which CBD oil is processed can tell much about its quality. At Texas CBD emporium we provide top-notch, world class CBD, which is absolutely safe and beneficial for children and adults of all ages. However, because children weigh less than adults, I suggest that you operate on lower potencies, since kids need lower amounts of CBD to feel the difference. Now the question is how do you administer CBD to children, as most kids would be opposed to smoking or taking the “yucky” tasting oil subligually. Luckily we have a wide array of CBD products available, including candy-like flavored gummies and delicious chocolate bars for the little ones.