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CBD Oil Education- Smart News on the Health Benefits of CBD

Thanks to federal legalization of non-psychoactive CBD products in 2018, doctors and medical professionals are free to recommend and/or prescribe these cannabis-based products. The conscientious patient will naturally do due diligence online, where untold amounts of information offering “CBD education” on products of which enthusiasts have been waiting to inform the public for literally decades.

Thus self-education on CBD online is quite possible – when the given information valid and truthful. We’d advise watching anything touting CBD oils as a miracle cure or preventative. While most of in-depth research shows that the benefits of CBD can be wide-ranging and efficacious, anything sold over the counter isn’t exactly going to cure cancer; be realistic about what such products might bring.

Some key info on CBD oil from massive scientific studies

Probably the one must-read, go-to study and analysis for CBD oil (at least for medical professionals, chemists, some Ph.Ds and seriously over-educated cannabophiles) was published in the 2018 Journal of Toxicology. The 24-page study entitled “An Assessment of the Genotoxicity and Subchronic Toxicity of a Supercritical Fluid Extract of the Aerial Parts of Hemp” considers previous findings on the properties of cannabinoid oil with particular reference to, ahem, chronic users.

The study’s findings won’t surprise CBD and hemp proponents whatsoever, with the study authors already noting in the introduction that “Two recent reviews on the safety and side effects of CBD concluded that CBD appears to have a favorable safety profile in humans according to the scientific literature—for example, it does not seem to induce changes in food intake, affect physiological parameters such as heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature and does not affect gastrointestinal transit or alter psychomotor or psychological functions, even with chronic use in humans at doses of 600–1,500 mg/day.”

Another well-cited report titled simply “Cannabidiol (CBD)” was released by the World Health Organization (WHO)’s Expert Committee on Drug Dependence in November 2017. This study also gave CDB oil a metaphorical clean bill of health, concluding in part that “CBD does not produce the effects that are typically seen with cannabinoids such as THC. It also failed to produce significant effects in a human study of abuse potential […] Across a number of controlled and open label trials of the potential therapeutic effects of CBD, it is generally well tolerated, with a good safety profile…”

In researching CBD oil, caveat emptor

Meanwhile, sources of information that are in the corner of CBD oil product manufacturers, e.g. CV Sciences, the National Hemp Association and Project CBD may be decent enough, but these may be biased on the side of propaganda.

Indeed, now that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration has declared CBD oil products safe enough for general consumption in over-the-counter products, the internet should soon be awash in testimonials or straight-up advertisements disguised as scientific study or commentary. However, while doing the minimum of research one might do with any product about to be purchased online or at a pharmacy, one can easily separate the snake oil salesmen from the CBD oil salesmen.

And if ever in doubt, simply consult a physician. In a short amount of time, the knowledge of powerful CDB oils has spread throughout the medical world – the doctor is in on this information.