CBD Oil Popularity Is Rising In Cape Breton, But Caution Is Advised

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CBD oil is becoming more and more popular as the legalization of marijuana gets closer than ever. CBD oil has lots of reported health benefits for cancer symptoms, pain relief, anxiety, skin issues, fibromyalgia and more.

Graham MacKenzie is a pharmacist and owner of Stones Pharmacy in Baddeck, and he stated that he has heard of lots of people using the CBD oil for multiple sclerosis even if it’s still not clear if it’s effective or not.

“It kind of reminds me when tea tree oil came out — it was good for everything,” he said.

MacKenzie claimed the usual use for CBD oil involves pain-related disorders, and he has seen patients genuinely gaining benefits from it.

“We do pain compounding in Baddeck (Stones Pharmacy and there is something about it. They are getting relief from it.”

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CBD doesn’t have the same psychoactive properties that THC has. This is the reason for which it is not illegal, and you can buy it over the counter or from online companies.

“I take it for pain in my neck and for anxiety. It saved me from having to take prescription narcotics that have a million side effects along with them,” claims Tracy Tucker who is a married mother of two.

She has been battling chronic pain in her neck due to a car accident. She said she gets around $200 out of her pockets every month for CBD oil, but it’s definitely worth it.

“With CBD you don’t get high, and it’s really the best option for someone with children that can’t be impaired by the effects of pain pills. It also gives me sleep without feeling groggy or foggy when I wake up.”

CBD oil should be used with high caution

MacKenzie stated that doctors are also prescribing it to replace anti-anxiety and opioid-based pain medicine because CBD does not trigger addiction.

On the other hand, he advises interested people to use CBD oil with caution especially for individuals under 21 years of age; it should always be used with a doctor’s supervision because there is not enough research yet on how it can affect developing brains.