CBD for RLS ?

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After much reading on the subject,  it seems to me that many patients have had symptom relief for restless leg syndrome (RLS) from high CBD strains of medical marijuana.  CBD extracted from hemp is legal in all fifty states which makes it a more accessible option for many.  CBD is CBD whether it is from hemp or from marijuana as they are both strains of the cannabis plant.  Although CBD oil from hemp has no THC,  users have found relief from their RLS after inhalation of the oil or wax concentrate.
“In what has been researched and experienced by patients so far, ingestion of cannabinoids typically does not seem to efficiently treat RLS symptoms. However, when CBD is inhaled even very severe symptoms of RLS are relieved in minutes.”
(Bainbridge, 2015)
The symptoms of RLS are characterized by pain and tension in the limbs that result in spontaneous movement, especially while at rest, most often interfering with sleep. Based on different patient experiences, usually when patients have inhaled a vaporized concentration of CBD oils, they are able to relax the muscle spasms and even encourage restful sleep.   So in the area of sleep and relaxation of the muscles,  CBD oils could be the best natural alternative to relieve and help with these symptoms along with the pain they can cause. Although there is not a lot of research yet,   CBD has shown to be a great anti-inflammatory as well as an anti-convulsant  which is why it works for this.
“CBD is a powerful analgesic that seems to work especially well for traditionally difficult to treat neuropathic pain.”
(Lee, 2011)
CBD has strong antioxidant properties  as well. That is one reason many people include CBD oil from hemp as part of their daily routine for taking vitamins and supplements.  So see for yourself,  CBD for RLS is worth a try!  Again,  inhalation is what has worked for people thus far so my recommendation would be to try CBD oil that can be vaporized,  CBD dab waxCBD crystal,  or CBD shatter.

 

THC and CBD Differences

Although THC and CBD are both cannabinoids,  chemical compounds naturally occurring within the cannabis plant,  they have very different  effects.  THC and CBD both have medicinal benefits and work well together along with other cannabinoids,  flavonoids, and terpenes.  Although they both have many good qualities only THC has negative effects which makes CBD a better choice for many wishing to find relief with cannabis.  Here is a short list of the main and most prominent THC and CBD differences.

Please note:  CBD from marijuana and CBD from industrialized hemp ( both strains of cannabis) are the same chemical compound,  cannabinoid  cannabidiol.  The difference is that CBD from industrial hemp contains little to no trace amounts of THC.  Also,  industrial hemp is exempt from the drug code.  (  see our page Is CBD Legal )

 

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There has been a lot of confusion regarding this subject and countless uneducated articles all over the internet.   This is extremely disappointing as it is causing people in true need of the many benefits of CBD to stay away from it for fear of it’s legal status.

Instead of writing a whole article on why CBD derived from imported hemp is legal and not considered a Schedule I drug,  I have decided to simply share the link to the final ruling of HIA ( Hemp Industries Association) vs.  DEA ( Drug Enforcement Administration) in the United States Court of Appeals for The Ninth Circuit.

Please read for yourself the ruling on this matter.

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Excerpt:

B. CSA Definitions of THC and Marijuana
[3] Two CSA provisions are relevant to determining whether Appellants’ hemp products were banned before the passage of the Final Rules: the definition of THC and the definition of marijuana. Both are unambiguous under Chevron
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step one: Appellants’ products do not contain the “synthetic” “substances or derivatives” that are covered by the definition of THC, and non-psychoactive hemp is explicitly excluded from the definition of marijuana.