If you are thinking about using CBD oil to treat a health condition, be sure to speak with your healthcare provider to ensure that it is the right option for you.
In June 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Epidiolex, a CBD oral solution used for the treatment of certain rare forms of epilepsy in children under 2—Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. Both are exceptionally rare genetic disorders causing lifelong catastrophic seizures that begin during the first year of life.
CBD oil contains CBD mixed with an inert carrier oil, such as coconut oil or hemp seed oil. The bottled oil, called a tincture, is sold in various concentrations. There are also CBD capsules, CBD gummies, and under-the-tongue CBD sprays.
Outside of these two disorders, CBD’s effectiveness in treating seizures is uncertain. Even with Epidiolex, it is uncertain whether the anti-seizure effects can be attributed to CBD or some other factor.
Proponents claim that CBD oil can treat a wide variety of health problems, including:
To avoid interactions, tell your doctor and pharmacist about all prescription, over-the-counter, herbal, or recreational drugs you are taking.
The tricky part is calculating the exact amount of CBD per milliliter of oil. Some tinctures have concentrations of 1,500 mg per 30 mL, while others have 3,000 mg per mL (or more).
THC <1mg/mL | CBD 20.0mg/mL is a CBD-rich oil.
That being said, when you’re making the cooking oil at home, it’s much harder to correctly calculate the dosage since controlling temperature and potency can be difficult and takes trial and error. This means that you won’t be able to determine how much is too much like you’d be able to with the oils you buy from a regulated source.
When to take cannabis oil
Reminder: do NOT increase your doses before a full 4 hours have passed and you’ve allowed the effects to sink in. Edibles and oils can be some of the strongest ways to consume the herb, but it can be easy to overdo. You won’t overdose — but it’s a surefire way to have a bad time.
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Cannabis oils can also be mixed with butters or other oils to create creams or salves — called topicals. These topicals won’t get you “high” — as opposed to inhaling and ingesting methods — and are not yet regulated by Health Canada.
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