Children and CBD

Support for cannabis in the U.S. is enjoying an all-time high, but many out there still get uncomfortable when the topic of cannabis and children is broached.

“Is it safe?” “Will my child get high?”

These are just some of the questions people raise when weighing whether to give their children CBD hemp oil supplements. However, the truth is that parents have been giving cannabis to their young children for years now.

In fact, you could say that it is thanks to children that CBD has garnered the international attention that it has. Sanjay Gupta first made CBD use for children famous in 2013 through his original CNN special Weed. Since then, CBD has been discussed in abundance on the news, in online forums, and around dinner tables with friends.

Parents everywhere are interested in adding CBD to their children’s diets but often lack the resources needed to get started. This guide should help get you started.

Why Should I Give My Child CBD?

Children are exposed to cannabinoids for the first time through the endocannabinoids (naturally made cannabinoids produced by the body) found in their mother’s breast milk. These cannabinoids in breast milk are used by the baby’s endocannabinoid system, a collection of receptors found in the bodies of all mammals.

In order to comply with FDA regulations for dietary supplements, we cannot recommend CBD hemp oil be used for any specific medical conditions. However, we can acknowledge that CBD interacts naturally with the body’s endocannabinoid system, which is responsible for maintaining balance within the body by modulating functions like appetite, sleep, and immune response in adults and children alike.

We encourage you to do your own research regarding CBD and the effects it can have on the human body before deciding whether CBD supplements are right for you or for your child.

Is CBD Safe for Children?

All HempMeds® products are non-psychoactive and safe for use by every member of your family.

Because children are smaller than full-sized adults, it is advised to decrease serving sizes as appropriate for their weight. It is a good rule of thumb to start low and go slow. Beginning with a small serving and working up in tiny increments can help dial in specific servings that you are happiest with.

Additionally, all HempMeds® products are grown free of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides to keep residual contamination out of our hemp oil. To further ensure the safety of our products, our hemp oil supplements are Triple Lab Tested™ to check for mold, mildew, fungus, yeast, E.coli, Salmonella, Mycotoxins, heavy metals, and residual solvents to protect you and your children’s health from any contamination.

Best Products to Use?

Although all our products are safe for use by all age groups, parents looking to give CBD to their children typically choose our Real Scientific Hemp Oil™ (RSHO™) products because they have few, if any, additional ingredients beyond pure hemp oil. Our flagship RSHO™ comes in a variety of application methods, like pure hemp oils, tinctures, liquids, topical salves, and a selection of labels representing our raw, decarboxylated, and filtered hemp oil options.

How Do I Access CBD?

Our CBD hemp oil products are available for purchase and can be shipped to your door in all 50 U.S. states and to over 40 countries internationally. There is no need for a doctor’s prescription or recommendation before accessing CBD hemp oil, though it is suggested you speak with your doctor before starting yourself or your child on any supplement routine.

Learn more about HempMeds® products on our hemp CBD education page or get started with CBD hemp oil by shopping our online store.

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