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Is it Safe to give CBD to Children

Can you give CBD to kids?

Becky Spencer-Davies 

The health of your child is most likely one of your highest priorities. So when you see that a cannabinoid which comes from the cannabis plant could help your child you might raise an eyebrow. Your first thought might be, isn’t cannabis illegal? Then you might wonder how a substance from this plant might help with various conditions and illnesses your child is suffering from. 

What is CBD?

CBD is a cannabinoid which comes from the cannabis plant. However, it is legal. This is because it doesn’t contain any THC, which is the psychoactive part of the plant. CBD will not give you or your child a ‘high’ or make them feel the same way THC might. CBD’s effects are purely therapeutic, without the negative side effects.  

Can you give CBD to children?

Yes, you can give CBD to children. However, you will need to deliver the dose to them. You might give CBD to your child to help them with a number of conditions they may suffer with. These conditions include:

- Pain
- Anxiety
- Epilepsy
- Autism

There have been studies which look at the effect of CBD on children suffering with conditions such as the above. You can read more about those studies here.

How does CBD work?

CBD is said to interact with the endocannabinoid system in the body. This interaction changes the way in which our cells perceive pain and makes serotonin more available to the body. The exact way in which CBD works is still being researched, however there is evidence and anecdotal evidence from parents which points in the right direction.

How can CBD be given to children?

There are many ways to take CBD, however some, such as vaping, wouldn’t be suitable for children. We suggest that you use CBD oil tincture drops or CBD gummies. The CBD gummies will be palatable and enjoyable for the child. When first giving your child CBD make sure that you start on a low dose and keep an eye on their tolerance to it. You can always increase the dosage going forward.

So, yes. It is safe to give your children CBD. Just as it is safe to give yourself and even your pets CBD

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