The FDA has prohibited the sale of CBD in any unapproved health products, dietary supplements or food. This means that a store can sell as much CBD as it wants, as long it doesn’t make any direct health claims about its product. To avoid these regulations, oftentimes on CBD websites you will see phrases like “CBD has been shown to” or “CBD may help in” rather than “CBD will cure this disease.”
Is CBD legal?
Medical marijuana is federally illegal and, while buying and growing CBD is federally legal, CBD in any FDA unapproved health products (all of them) is not. Unfortunately, this means that a federally funded insurance program, like Medicaid or Medicare, will not cover CBD or medical marijuana. Neither Medicare.gov or Medicaid.gov references CBD or potential coverage on their websites. This medical marijuana ban also extends to Medicare Advantage (a type of health insurance plan in the United States that provides Medicare benefits through a private-sector health insurer).
How does cannabis work in your body?
However, state laws have made at least some forms of medical marijuana available in every state outside of Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Tennessee, Alabama, and South Carolina. Due to the complicated legality, technically a doctor cannot write a prescription for medical cannabis. However, they are able to write a recommendation or authorization for medical marijuana which you can then take to a medical marijuana dispensary to get filled.
Listen to each story out there and take that to heart instead of some bogus article out there that says cannabis "cannot cure people", because it's not true.
arianne777, you're looking in the wrong places and you're better off researching better sources because many lives have been saved, there are survivors out there to prove it. Yes, cannabis has cured cancer for many people and it has been used for longer than we've been alive. cannabis is a medicine plant that has saved many lives believe it or not, get your info from better sources please! Stop believing what you previously read about cannabis not curing cancer because that's a lie. The public is being deterred from natural cures because there's no money in cures, it would hurt big Pharma and that's why people are being referred from ever finding cures. This is why people are discouraged from using natural alternatives, and cannabis is a natural alternative that really does care cancer.
Otherwise, maybe move to states where it’s legal for use. (Colorado, Oregon). In Maryland they have decriminalized it.
If I were an American I would rely on this link before any other:
As for if insurance companies cover CBD products, I'm still waiting to hear back from my insurance on that.
I don’t think it’s covered by Medicare/Medicaid yet although I believe we are heading towards that, but not too soon.
As far as I know, CBD oil is not covered by any insurance. My epileptic patient tried it for a year, unfortunately without lessening his seizures. His was not covered by government nor private insurance.
You'll also find severe epileptics having multiple severe seizures daily.
And Digital Banker, you can’t believe everything you see on the internet especially YouTube.
I’ve never heard cannabis has healed anyone’s cancer. That’s just not true.