Children & CBD – What Parents Need To Know
Children and cannabis are two things parents have fought for generations to keep apart. However, in recent years, studies have shown the increased medical benefits of CBD that cannot be ignored, specifically when it comes to children’s health. 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 various conditions in children. Specifically, an oral medication called Epidiolex has been effective in treating two rare forms of epilepsy: Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome. Nationally, over 400k children suffer from epilepsy, many of them taking strong prescription drugs as young as infants and toddlers. Prescription medications come with a long list of side effects including depression, irritability, and hyperactivity. The most common side effect of CBD can be tiredness and dry mouth. It is a non-toxic and safe medication. Discovering the proven treatment of CBD oil has been a significant step forward in emphasizing natural medicine to aid the younger ones who suffer from uncommon illnesses.
Introducing something new to your children’s regimen and diet, especially medicine, is no easy task. The good news is the CBD is available in a variety of forms, including oils, gummies, and patches, so you have options when choosing what works best for your child. Oils are versatile, you can give them to your child under the tongue, or mix them into drinks and food. Gummies are among the more popular choices for children because of their similarity to some of their favorite snacks. And obviously, patches are comparable to simply sticking on a bandaid. With so many options, this makes CBD even easier to introduce to your little ones.
When it comes to treating children with CBD, perhaps the most critical step is choosing the proper doctor. Select a doctor with experience in pediatrics and working with children. At our practice, you can meet with Dr. Ann-Marie Wong, a long-term pediatrician and medical marijuana doctor who specializes in pediatrics. Here you can discuss your child’s medical conditions and she will design a customized plan for them. As a mother and doctor well versed and experienced in chemical engineering and medicine, Dr. Wong is Miami’s best, and one of the few, pediatric medical marijuana doctors. It is important to consult with a medical professional before giving a child CBD, to ensure it doesn’t interfere with any prescription medicines they may be taking, to administer the proper dosage, and to 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 Florida medical marijuana card. Contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (786) 842-7001. We are conveniently located between the Design District and Little River, open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4pm, and Saturday by appointment only. Let’s get your child on their path to wellness together with a natural product.