Laura Diamond, MSc Global Health Student
Concussion and Cannabis: Could CBD be used following brain injury?
Evan Cole Lewis, MD
… medicinal cannabis may pose as an option for treating concussion-related chronic pain, specifically headaches.
The possibility of CBD as an effective intervention for post-concussion syndrome is without a doubt exciting! Stay tuned for future studies in this emerging field, and for the results of this upcoming study on professional hockey players.
Even though CBD from hemp is, by definition, only .03% THC, it’s not a sure thing that you would pass a drug test. Consider purchasing CBD isolate, and be careful that the label shows 99.9% CBD. Please keep in mind that its possible to still fail a drug testing using CBD isolate. Isolate products do not have all the other naturally occurring cannabinoid elements, which may also have positive effects.
The vetted companies “who provide reliable testing results and great products” are: NuLeaf Naturals, Bluebird Botanicals, CannaWell (Bluebird distributed in the EU), CBDistillery, Receptra Naturals, Lazarus Naturals, Myaderm, Symbiotic Nutritionals, and Panacea Life.
There is no federal or state agency that is testing for what is in CBD products from hemp – the industry is unregulated. Without some knowledge, it is unfortunately easy to purchase a product that either doesn’t have the amount of CBD that the label says it has or is outright unsafe. “Only 31% of 84 labs tested hemp CBD products had the amount of CBD indicated on the label.” In Utah, fake CBD oil poisoned over 50 people in Utah between October 2018 and January 2018.
The Reddit community also recommends CBD Oil Solutions, and online CBD marketplace of the most responsible brands of hemp CBD.
Reasons to purchase CBD products from hemp, rather than high CBD/low THC products from marijuana
The Reddit process of vetting includes reviewing each company’s test results for contaminants as well as cannabinoid potency tests. They make sure the companies have all the operating permits required by the state. They review where companies have sourced the CBD, and if companies have taken steps to prevent degradation of the medicine.
CBD products may be safer if they are produced from hemp plants grown in the United States. CBD products can be ordered online and shipped to over 40 countries, depending on which company you order from. Many CBD hemp companies also make their products available in some retail stores.
You do not live in a state, or a country, where marijuana (and marijuana CBD products) are legal. Hemp CBD companies ship to all 50 states and some ship to 40 countries. Typically companies ship in a discrete package with no identifying labels.
The Reddit CBD community has vetted numerous CBD hemp companies to find the best CBD offered.
Please read our Cannabis Health & Safety page. There appears to be a consensus among researchers that cannabidiol is relatively benign. Consumers typically purchase CBD made from hemp, which contains no more than 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
You are under 21, or you are a parent purchasing for a child.