Unlike THC, CBD oil may not be bad during pregnancy

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CBD oil is showing promise in treatment of several conditions during pregnancy

The majority of the studies conducted so far on marijuana and pregnancies has focused on how tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) affect the mother and fetus. While these studies certainly have merit, they haven’t looked into how cannabidiol (CBD) oil impacts a pregnancy, but this is changing. Recent studies are providing a great deal of valuable insight into CBD oil and the results are consistent with how CBD is promising to a number of ailments.

According to an article in the Obstetrics & Gynecology journal, maternal marijuana use is not independently associated with “adverse neonatal outcomes.” The article included statements by Dr. Stuart Titus, Ph.D., president of Medical Marijuana, Inc. and a leading marijuana researcher. He has previously stated that “CBD is a molecule that helps with neurogenesis, the development of healthy brain cells,” adding that healthy babies have been born from pregnant women who thrive on diets rich in cannabinoids.

Another journal, Pharmacological Reviews, points out that the human endocannabinoid system isn’t perfect; however, the use of phytocannabinoids shows “promise in a wide range of disparate diseases and pathological conditions, ranging from mood and anxiety disorders, movement disorders such as Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease, neuropathic pain, multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury, to cancer, atherosclerosis, myocardial infarction, stroke, hypertension, glaucoma, obesity/metabolic syndrome, and osteoporosis.”

This isn’t to say that women need to run to the closest dispensary for marijuana as soon as they find out they’re pregnant. As with everything, there are always risks involved and more research is needed to truly understand what role CBD oil can have on the mother and on the fetus.