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CBD: What Parents Need to Know

CBD: What Parents Need to Know

CBD is everywhere. From corner stores and bars to medical marijuana dispensaries, it’s being offered for its reputed ability to relieve pain and make people feel better. CBD — full name cannabidiol — is extracted from marijuana or hemp, but it doesn’t contain THC, the chemical in marijuana that has psychoactive effects, so it doesn’t make you feel high.

Not only are adults experimenting with CBD for whatever is bothering them, increasingly parents are turning to CBD to help their kids focus, sleep, calm down and more. But there are risks, and little research to support it. This article from Child Mind Institute summarizes:

  • what we know about CBD;
  • concerns and risks of CBD (is it safe?);
  • how it’s being used with children who have anxiety or who have autism;
  • the research boom surrounding CBD.

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SOURCE ARTICLE: Child Mind Institute