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CBD stands for cannabidiol. It is the second most prevalent of the active ingredients of cannabis (marijuana). Obviously you should not give an illegal substance to a teenager.

Most CBD is THC free and is derived directly from the hemp plant, which is a cousin of the marijuana plant. The plant looks the same but hemp won’t get anyone high.

Teens and CBD

I’ve been a teacher who has worked with teens for over two decades and have four kids of my own from 15 - 22.

The modern teen faces a lot of emotional, social and societal challenges. They’re addicted to their phones and are embattled with social media. The result is they self medicate.

Drugfree.org states "Teens and young adults are using CBD as a homeopathic remedy for pain, depression and anxiety symptoms, acne and insomnia, and for boosting productivity."

CBD is not a cure-all and of course you can find other ways to deal with anxiety and sleep challenges like exercise and taking away the cell phone at night.

For me personally, I would much rather have my sons or daughter use CBD than marjiuana or worst yet antidepressants like Prozac.

According to Drugfree.org “CBD does not appear to be dangerous in and of itself for short-term use, but many CBD products contain dangerous chemicals or synthetic CBD oil.”

That’s why if you do decide to allow your teens to use CBD that you find a brand that you can trust.

I purchase my CBD from LiveGood of which I am an associate for the company - that just means that I earn a commission if you buy using my link.

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