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For generations, parents have fought to keep children and marijuana apart. However, in recent years, studies have shown the many medical benefits of hemp and marijuana-derived CBD that cannot be ignored. This all-natural extract provides a safer solution to the long-term, possibly damaging, and addictive effects of medicating children with strong prescription drugs.

Since 2018, the FDA has approved CBD for children suffering from various conditions. An oral medication called Epidiolex has specifically been effective in treating two rare forms of epilepsy: Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome. Nationally, over 400,000 children suffer from epilepsy and many of them begin taking strong prescription drugs as young as infants and toddlers. These come with a long list of side effects including depression, irritability, and hyperactivity while the most common side effects of CBD are tiredness and dry mouth. Overall, CBD is a non-toxic and safe medication. Its use in pediatrics has been a significant step forward in treating younger age groups who suffer from chronic illnesses.

Introducing something new to your child’s health regimen is no easy task. The good news is that CBD is available in a variety of forms including oils, gummies, and patches, so you can choose what works best for your child. Oils are versatile and can be given to your child under the tongue or mixed into drinks and food. CBD Gummies are one of the more popular choices for children because of their similarity to other snacks. Finally, patches are comparable to simply sticking on a band-aid. With so many options, CBD is fairly easy to introduce to your little ones.

When it comes to treating children with CBD, the most critical step is choosing the proper doctor. At Medverde, you can meet with Dr. Ann-Marie Wong, a medical marijuana doctor and long-time pediatrician. She will be happy to discuss your child’s medical conditions and will design a customized plan for them. As a mother and doctor who is well versed in chemical engineering and medicine, Dr. Wong is Miami’s best and one of the few pediatric medical marijuana doctors. It’s important to consult with a medical professional before using CBD for children. A professional will ensure it doesn’t interfere with any prescription medicines they may be taking, administer the proper dosage, and track results.

At Medverde, you can schedule a virtual or physical appointment to discuss your child’s condition and see if they qualify for a medical marijuana card. Contact our office at info@medverde.com or call (786) 842-7001. We are conveniently located between the Design District and Little River. Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 10am to 4pm, and Saturday by appointment only. Let’s get your child on their path to wellness together with a natural product.