Dear CannaCurious: I keep reading about all the benefits of CBD for adults, but what can it do for children? Are there benefits and cautions I should be aware of? – A Loving Parent
Dear Loving Parent: You are right that CBD is in a popular topic. As a reminder, CBD or cannabidiol is one of the main products produced by the cannabis plant and it is not an intoxicant.
The reason that it is so popular is that it battles inflammation naturally, which can help your body heal itself. If you ever hear of a medical condition that ends in “itis” (as in arthritis for example), it is a condition that is caused by inflammation. In the past, many of us have taken Tylenol or Advil, but these over-the-counter pain relievers tax our internal organs and can cause damage in the long run. They also mask the pain rather than help in the healing process.
When considering how CBD can help children, I consulted medical cannabis expert Dr. Swathi Varanasi — better known as Doctor Swathi. She is an Integrative Health Pharmacist and Medical Cannabis Consultant. Here are the questions that most patients ask: