Cannabis can be an important alternative for pediatric treatment

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There are several advantages to using cannabis to treat certain ailments in children

Many states have legalized the medical use of marijuana products and several, including Washington, have legalized recreational use as well. This has led to more questions about the role any of these products may play for pediatric patients. Cannabis is praised for its medicinal properties and is used to mitigate the symptoms of a variety of diseases and disorders, even in the younger population.

Cannabidiol (CBD) products are being used in children by their parents for a variety of reasons. There is some evidence that CBD is useful in treating problems related to asthma and/or allergies. Research following several children showed that cannabis may have anti-inflammatory properties. This may be beneficial for children with asthma or allergies.

One study suggested that CBD may help reduce symptoms in children with more severe forms of autism, but the study did not include a control group. More research is needed before this can be recommended. Still, better social adaptation was noted in those children who consumed CND compared to those who did not.

Children who experience nausea and pain may also find a great ally in CBD. This famous compound can help stimulate children’s appetite and alleviate nausea and vomiting.

In addition, there is also evidence that CBD is ideal for treating epilepsy. For children suffering from seizures, anecdotal reports from parents suggest that medical cannabis can help reduce the frequency and intensity of these seizures. All this concludes that cannabinoids have a great role to play when it comes to pediatric-related treatments.

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